Randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation versus steam ablation (LAST trial) for great saphenous varicose veins

@article{vandenBos2014RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation versus steam ablation (LAST trial) for great saphenous varicose veins},
  author={R R van den Bos and Wendy S. J. Malskat and Marianne G R de Maeseneer and Kees-Peter de Roos and D A G Groeneweg and Michael A. Kockaert and H. A. Martino Neumann and Tamar Nijsten},
  journal={British Journal of Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={101}
}
The aim was to compare endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and endovenous steam ablation (EVSA) for great saphenous varicose veins in a non‐inferiority study. 
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