Severe chronic venous insufficiency: magnitude of the problem and consequences.

@article{Tsai2005SevereCV,
  title={Severe chronic venous insufficiency: magnitude of the problem and consequences.},
  author={Susan Tsai and Anna V Dubovoy and Reid M. Wainess and Gilbert R. Upchurch and Thomas W. Wakefield and Peter K. Henke},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          705-11
        }
}
The aim of this study was to characterize patients requiring hospitalization for severe chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) at the local and national levels and to analyze factors related to primary amputation. An administrative database (Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1988-2000) and a single institution (1992-2000) were reviewed using the International Classification of Diseases, 9th ed., Clinical Modification, codes for CVI, excluding phlegmasia and concomitant peripheral vascular occlusive… CONTINUE READING

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