Cost and effectiveness of laser with phlebectomies compared with foam sclerotherapy in superficial venous insufficiency. Early results of a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Lattimer2012CostAE,
  title={Cost and effectiveness of laser with phlebectomies compared with foam sclerotherapy in superficial venous insufficiency. Early results of a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Christopher R Lattimer and Mustapha Azzam and Evi Kalodiki and Emad Shawish and Paul Trueman and George Geroulakos},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={594-600}
}
OBJECTIVES Quantify endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) with concurrent phlebectomies and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) in cost and effectiveness at 3 weeks and 3 months. DESIGN Single-centre, prospective, randomised controlled trial. PATIENTS One hundred patients (100 legs), C(2-6), age 21-78, M:F 42:58, with primary varicose veins received either EVLA under local anaesthetic or UGFS. METHODS Assessments included duplex, Aberdeen varicose vein questionnaire (AVVQ), venous… CONTINUE READING