Ugo Baccaglini

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BACKGROUND To critically review the classification, epidemiology, outcomes, diagnosis and treatment of chronic venous disorders of the leg (CVDL), to issue evidence-based recommendations, and to identify areas requiring further research. METHODS Articles identified by an extensive literature search were scored by members of an international task force.(More)
PURPOSE This study assessed the impact of varicose veins (VV) on quality of life (QOL) and patient-reported symptoms. METHODS A cross-sectional population-based study was held in 166 general practices and 116 specialist clinics for venous disorders of the leg in Belgium, Canada (Quebec), France, and Italy. Study subjects included a sample of 259 reference(More)
OBJECTIVE Treatment of chronic venous insufficiency of the great saphenous veins by endovenous laser ablation yields good short- and medium-term results, as assessed clinically and technically by echo-color-Doppler. At present, scarce data are available on the long-term results of endovenous laser ablation. We wanted to assess the long-term efficacy of(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to evaluate the duplex results of endovenous laser ablation in the treatment of incompetent great saphenous veins (GSV) and small saphenous veins (SSV) with at least 1-year follow-up. METHODS A retrospective registry was entered by 11 centers from Europe and America, organized by the International Endovenous Laser(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the prevalence of recent (<1 year) VTE [including superficial vein thrombosis (SVT), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)] amongst patients attending general practitioner (GP) surgeries. DESIGN Multicentre, cross-sectional, observational study. (More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent varices after surgery are a complex problem. Many studies regarding the causes of recurrence and the best procedures that can be used to study them have been conducted but few studies on the natural history of the operations performed for recurrence. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficiency of reintervention in controlling the varicose(More)