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Ambulatory Surgery of Lower Extremity Varicose Vein

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2008 by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: June 18, 2008
Last updated: June 19, 2008
Last verified: June 2008

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.

Varicose Veins

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Further study details as provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: January 2008

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.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00702897

Contact: Chih-Yang Chan, ME, PhD 886-8966-7000

Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Chih-Yang Chan, MD, PhD    886-8966-7000   
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Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
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Responsible Party: Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Identifier: NCT00702897     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FEMH-96041
Study First Received: June 18, 2008
Last Updated: June 19, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Varicose Veins
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017