Patterns of reflux and severity of varicose veins in the general population--Edinburgh Vein Study.

@article{Allan2000PatternsOR,
  title={Patterns of reflux and severity of varicose veins in the general population--Edinburgh Vein Study.},
  author={Paul L. Allan and Andrew W Bradbury and Christine J Evans and Amanda J. Lee and C Vaughan Ruckley and Francis Gerry R. Fowkes},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={470-7}
}
OBJECTIVES several studies have used duplex ultrasound to assess valvular incompetence in symptomatic patients. This cross-sectional survey was performed to determine, for the first time in a general population sample, the relationship between trunk varices and the presence of reflux in lower limb venous segments. MATERIALS AND METHODS 1238 subjects (554 male, 684 female), aged 18-64 years, were randomly selected. The presence and severity of any trunk varices was assessed and classified into… CONTINUE READING

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