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Ambulatory Surgery of Lower Extremity Varicose Vein

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00702897
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2008 by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 20, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively analyze the results of ambulatory treatment on Taiwanese patients with primary varicosities of the lower extremities including the use of endovenous laser, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.

METHODS: We routinely used tumescent anesthesia and ultrasound-guided approaches for the application of endovenous laser. Vein access was achieved by either a percutaneous or stab wound. The laser power was usually 10 - 20 watts; laser treatment usually was begun from 4-10 cm below the saphenofemoral junction, and stopped around the knee, not over 10 cm below the knee. In the same operation, we used Mueller's phlebectomy and/or sclerotherapy if there were prominent branch varicosities. We instructed each patient to walk around immediately after the operation, to go home, and to come back 1-3 days later for follow-up. Ultrasound scan and venous function follow-up was scheduled at 1 month, 6 months, 12 months, and then annually.

Condition or disease
Varicose Veins

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Study Start Date : January 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Varicose Veins
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Groups and Cohorts

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients with varicose veins who underwent endovenous laser treatment for GSV reflux in our hospital were reviewed.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients with varicose veins who underwent endovenous laser treatment for GSV reflux in our hospital were reviewed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • poor general health, inability to walk, active inflammation of varicose veins, deep venous occlusion disease, hypercoagulability, pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00702897

Contact: Chih-Yang Chan, ME, PhD 886-8966-7000 chanchihyang@mail.femh.org.tw

Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Chih-Yang Chan, MD, PhD    886-8966-7000    chanchihyang@mail.femh.org.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00702897     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FEMH-96041
First Posted: June 20, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Varicose Veins
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases