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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602759/economic-implications-of-endovenous-great-saphenous-ablation-in-a-public-health-care-system
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Abdalla Butt, David Kopriva
BACKGROUND: In mid-2007, endovenous ablation (EVA) of the great saphenous vein was introduced into the publicly funded health care system in Saskatchewan, Canada. We hypothesize that the introduction of EVA resulted in a decrease in use of high ligation and stripping (HL/S), decreased costs to the health care system, and increased demand of patients for great saphenous vein ablative procedures. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed administrative data to capture cases of HL/S between 2003 and 2014 and cases of EVA of the great saphenous vein (endovenous laser treatment and radiofrequency ablation) between 2007 and 2014...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515702/mid-term-report-on-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-endovenous-radiofrequency-ablation-for-varicose-veins
#2
Kiyoshi Tamura, Toshiyuki Maruyama
Objective : Endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a relatively new technique for treating great saphenous varicose veins, is less invasive compared with stripping surgery. This study examined the mid-term safety and effectiveness of RFA for varicose veins. Materials and Methods : We enrolled 104 patients (147 limbs) who underwent RFA for varicose veins of the lower extremities (females, 67; 64.4%). The mean age was 68.9±9.2 years (39-85 years). In 121 limbs (82.3%), there were great saphenous veins. All patients were observed as outpatients for 12 months after the procedure...
December 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486654/three-year-follow-up-and-quality-of-life-of-endovenous-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-great-saphenous-vein-with-the-closurefast%C3%A2-procedure-influence-of-bmi-and-ceap-class
#3
Renato Casana, Valerio Stefano Tolva, Andrea Odero, Chiara Malloggi, Gianfranco Parati
Purpose Endovascular ablation of the great saphenous vein has been proposed as a less invasive alternative to conventional ligation and stripping of varicose veins. Outcomes of patients treated with the radiofrequency ablation ClosureFast™ system over an eight-year period from a single-center were evaluated. Methods Three-year follow-up data included duplex ultrasound scan, complication rate, and questionnaires to assess patients' QOL, level of pain, and days off work. Results A total of 1080 consecutive patients (49...
January 1, 2018: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473448/demographic-and-clinical-features-do-not-affect-the-outcome-of-combined-endovenous-therapy-to-treat-leg-swelling
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Ahmad Alsheekh, Anil Hingorani, Afsha Aurshina, Pavel Kibrik, Natalie Marks, Yuriy Ostrozhynskyy, Enrico Ascher
Background There have been well-documented implications of race/ethnicity on the outcome of various vascular diseases, yet there are limited data on risk factors and outcome of lower limb swelling. While many patients improve with endovenous therapy (thermal ablation or iliac vein stenting), some patients' symptoms persist. The goal of this study was to identify clinical factors including race/ethnicity related to persistent leg swelling after treatment with both iliac vein stenting and thermal ablation. Methods From February 2012 to February 2014, this observational study analyzed data for 173 patients with chronic venous insufficiency who underwent both iliac vein stent placement as well as thermal ablation (radiofrequency ablation or endovenous laser ablation)...
January 1, 2018: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462021/review-of-endovenous-thermal-ablation-of-the-great-saphenous-vein-endovenous-laser-therapy-versus-radiofrequency-ablation
#5
Omeed Ahadiat, Shauna Higgins, Alexandre Ly, Azadeh Nazemi, Ashley Wysong
BACKGROUND: Endovenous thermal ablation is a popular treatment for varicose veins of the greater saphenous vein. Two common techniques of thermal ablation are endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). OBJECTIVE: The authors compare EVLT and RFA in vein therapy. METHODS: A review was conducted using PubMed. Studies comparing the treatment modalities were gathered and compared on the basis of 5 main standpoints, including: efficacy, side effects, serious complications, recurrence, and quality of life...
February 15, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248107/prospective-comparative-cohort-study-evaluating-incompetent-great-saphenous-vein-closure-using-radiofrequency-powered-segmental-ablation-or-1470-nm-endovenous-laser-ablation-with-radial-tip-fibers-varico-2-study
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James A Lawson, Stefanie A Gauw, Clarissa J van Vlijmen, Pascal Pronk, Menno T W Gaastra, Marco J Tangelder, Michael C Mooij
BACKGROUND: Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency-powered segmental ablation (RPSA) of the incompetent great saphenous vein (GSV) are both known for their excellent technical and clinical outcomes for the treatment of varicose veins. RPSA has reduced postprocedural pain and morbidity with shorter recovery time for the patient compared with EVLA using bare-tip fibers. However, new-generation EVLA devices with less traumatic radial-tip fibers (RTFs) operating at longer wavelengths up to 1470 nm also reduce postprocedural pain...
January 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248106/clinical-correlation-of-success-and-acute-thrombotic-complications-of-lower-extremity-endovenous-thermal-ablation
#7
Afsha Aurshina, Enrico Ascher, Jesse Victory, Dmitriy Rybitskiy, Anjeza Zholanji, Natalie Marks, Anil Hingorani
OBJECTIVE: Endovenous thermal ablation has become the primary modality of treatment for patients with venous insufficiency. Previous literature has provided reviews of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) that mostly focus on the great saphenous vein (GSV) and small saphenous vein (SSV). Data with an extended review including the anterior accessory saphenous vein (ASV) and perforator veins (PVs) have been limited. This study examines the treatment of venous insufficiency with RFA and EVLA of these multiple veins to identify clinical and demographic predictors of both the early success and thrombotic complications of endovenous thermal ablation...
January 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243470/update-on-current-care-guideline-venous-insufficiency-of-the-lower-limb
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Venous insufficiency of the lower limb is a common disease. Diagnosis is based on symptoms, clinical findings and duplex ultrasound. Consideration and planning of invasive treatment cannot be performed without ultrasound. Vast majority of invasive treatments in superficial venous insufficiency can be done by ultrasound-guided endovenous methods with local anesthesia. Thermoablation (laser of radiofrequency) is the first-line treatment. There are promisisng endovenous methods for treatment of deep venous obstruction in selected cases...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033337/editor-s-choice-five-year-results-of-great-saphenous-vein-treatment-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sterre A S Hamann, Jenny Giang, Marianne G R De Maeseneer, Tamar E C Nijsten, Renate R van den Bos
OBJECTIVES: The most frequently used treatment options for great saphenous vein incompetence are high ligation with stripping (HL+S), endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA), mainly consisting of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) or radiofrequency ablation, and ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS). The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the long-term efficacy of these different treatment modalities. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed...
December 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976394/-approach-to-venous-diseases-in-the-elderly
#10
Ahmet Kürşat Bozkurt, Ozan Onur Balkanay
Incidence and severity of both deep vein thrombosis and chronic venous insufficiency are increased with age. Today, however, the significance of these diseases in the elderly patient population are still poorly comprehended. Although most patients have a history of previous treatment, chronic venous insufficiency is usually encountered in the advanced clinical stage. As a result, there is an increase in mobility restrictions, the need for assistance in daily activities and the risk of falls in elderly patients...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976172/use-of-venoactive-drugs-after-surgery-for-varicose-veins-a-preliminary-study
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Daniela Mazzaccaro, Lorenzo Muzzarelli, Alfredo Modafferi, Paolo C Righini, Alberto M Settembrini, Giovanni Nano
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to assess the use of venoactive drugs (VADs) after surgery for chronic venous disease in our operative unit in terms of patients' compliance to the therapy and a possible effect on the postoperative pain and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Data of consecutive patients who underwent surgery were retrospectively analyzed. All patients, through telephone interview 90 days after the operation, were asked about taking the VAD (either sulodexide or MPFF) which was recommended during the postoperative period...
February 2018: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956506/one-year-results-of-the-use-of-endovenous-radiofrequency-ablation-utilising-an-optimised-radiofrequency-induced-thermotherapy-protocol-for-the-treatment-of-truncal-superficial-venous-reflux
#12
George E Badham, Scott J Dos Santos, Lucinda Ba Lloyd, Judy M Holdstock, Mark S Whiteley
Background In previous in vitro and ex vivo studies, we have shown increased thermal spread can be achieved with radiofrequency-induced thermotherapy when using a low power and slower, discontinuous pullback. We aimed to determine the clinical success rate of radiofrequency-induced thermotherapy using this optimised protocol for the treatment of superficial venous reflux in truncal veins. Methods Sixty-three patients were treated with radiofrequency-induced thermotherapy using the optimised protocol and were followed up after one year (mean 16...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912938/comparison-of-endovenous-laser-and-radiofrequency-ablation-in-treating-varices-in-the-same-patient
#13
Orhan Bozoglan, Bulent Mese, Erdinc Eroglu, Hasan Cetin Ekerbiçer, Alptekin Yasim
Introduction: To compare endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in different legs in the same individual in patients with venous insufficiency. Methods: Sixty patients with bilateral saphenous vein insufficiency were included. EVLA or RFA was applied to one of the patient's legs and RFA or EVLA to the other leg. Results: EVLA and RFA complications were hyperemia at 20.7% and 31.0%, ecchymosis at 31.0% and 51.7% and edema at 27.6% and 65.5%, respectively. The rate of recanalization was 6...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902831/-endovenous-thermal-interventions-in-treatment-of-patients-with-lower-limb-varicose-veins
#14
REVIEW
A N Kulikova, S V Khaĭrutdinov
The problem regarding treatment of patients suffering from lower limb varicose veins remains a matter of current concern and is important today because of high prevalence of the pathology concerned and a steadily growing number of newly diagnosed cases. Mention should be made that both Russian and foreign phlebologists along with an open surgical operation on veins have more and more often been using minimally invasive endovenous techniques in comprehensive management of patients presenting with varicose veins...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718606/-interventional-treatment-of-venous-insufficiency
#15
Barbara Ney, Rolf P Engelberger, Amin Dabiri, Jean-François Lüthi, Andreas Erdmann, Caroline Krieger, Sébastien Déglise, Thierry Merminod, Philippe Kern, Lucia Mazzolai
Interventional treatment of venous insufficiency has been revolutionized by endovascular techniques. Some of these techniques, and particularly thermal ablation (endovenous laser, radiofrequency) are now recommended as first-line therapy in the latest international guidelines. This is because of less post-operative pain, a shorter leave from employment and similar or lower recurrence rate. Endovenous techniques allow safer and more efficient treatment of certain particular conditions : small saphenous vein, ulcers, and recurrent varicose veins...
March 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697961/fifteen-year-results-of-radiofrequency-ablation-using-vnus-closure-for-the-abolition-of-truncal-venous-reflux-in-patients-with-varicose-veins
#16
M S Whiteley, I Shiangoli, S J Dos Santos, E B Dabbs, T J Fernandez-Hart, J M Holdstock
OBJECTIVES: Endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) of varicose veins was introduced in the late 1990s with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using the VNUS Closure device. The results of the original VNUS Closure device for the abolition of truncal venous reflux at 15 years are reported. METHODS: A prospective audit of a group of patients treated with VNUS Closure 15 years previously was carried out, using clinical assessment and duplex ultrasound. A total of 189 patients were treated with VNUS Closure between March 1999 and December 2001 and were invited for clinical assessment (subjective and objective) and duplex ultrasonography (DUS) to assess treatment outcome and de novo disease progression...
September 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623986/double-prepuncture-as-a-valuable-adjunctive-technique-for-complex-endovenous-ablation
#17
Scarlett Hao, Samantha Cox, Thomas S Monahan, Rajabrata Sarkar
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize the technique and to report the results of double prepuncture used during complex radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in cases of treating multiple incompetent veins or encountering focal obstruction to catheter advancement. METHODS: A double prepuncture technique was applied in patients requiring endovascular ablation of multiple veins and patients with great saphenous vein cannulation failure. We treated 13 limbs in 12 patients during a 24-month period with RFA in which the double prepuncture technique was used...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411699/outcomes-of-a-single-center-experience-with-classification-and-treatment-of-endothermal-heat-induced-thrombosis-after-endovenous-ablation
#18
Lindsey M Korepta, Jennifer J Watson, M Ashraf Mansour, Christopher M Chambers, Robert F Cuff, Jason D Slaikeu, Peter Y Wong
OBJECTIVE: Endothermal heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) is a known complication of endothermal venous ablation procedures. EHIT can lead to deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism, which cause significant disability and, rarely, death. Other studies have evaluated risk factors for EHIT. There is an accepted grading system for EHIT, but there is no consensus on treatment type, duration, or follow-up. We retrospectively evaluated all cases of EHIT after radiofrequency ablation or endovenous laser ablation at our institution during a 7-year period, focusing on classification, treatment, and outcomes of EHIT...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411697/veclose-trial-12-month-outcomes-of-cyanoacrylate-closure-versus-radiofrequency-ablation-for-incompetent-great-saphenous-veins
#19
Nick Morrison, Kathleen Gibson, Michael Vasquez, Robert Weiss, Daniel Cher, Monte Madsen, Andrew Jones
OBJECTIVE: Endovenous cyanoacrylate closure (CAC) is a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved therapy for treatment of clinically symptomatic venous reflux in saphenous veins. The device is indicated for the permanent closure of lower extremity superficial truncal veins, such as the great saphenous vein (GSV). Early results from a randomized trial of CAC have been reported previously. Herein we report 1-year outcomes. METHODS: There were 222 subjects with symptomatic GSV incompetence randomly assigned to receive either CAC (n = 108) or radiofrequency ablation (RFA; n = 114)...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411696/first-10-month-results-of-the-vascular-quality-initiative-varicose-vein-registry
#20
Andrea T Obi, Danielle C Sutzko, Jose I Almeida, Lowell Kabnick, Jack L Cronenwett, Nicholas H Osborne, Brajesh K Lal, Thomas W Wakefield
OBJECTIVE: The Vascular Quality Initiative Varicose Vein Registry (VQI VVR) represents a new Patient Safety Organization database launched in January 2015 as a collaborative effort between the American Venous Forum and the Society for Vascular Surgery. This study was undertaken to identify real-world trends among treatment choices and outcomes of varicose vein patients. METHODS: Registry data prospectively captured anatomic, procedural, and outcome data for patients with C2 or more severe disease undergoing intervention for venous varicosities from January to November 2015...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
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