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dc.contributor.authorMakhdoomi, Khalid R
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T14:42:01Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01T14:42:01Z
dc.date.issued2013-10
dc.identifier.citationSloane, J, Butt, Z, Clarkson, J, & Makhdoomi, K 2013, 'An assessment of ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) using the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (AVVQ)', International Journal Of Surgery, 11, 8, p. 595.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://orda.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/handle/123456789/1463
dc.description.abstractAims: The effectiveness of ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in varicose vein treatment is unknown. We evaluated this using the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (AVVQ). Methods: 146 patients with venous disease of clinical severity class 1-6 completed the AVVQ prior to and 6-weeks after UGFS. Paired t-test analysis was performed. Results: Following UGFS there was a significant improvement in HRQL, assessed by AVVQ scoring: mean 20.1 ± SD 11.5 versus 15.3 ± SD 12.1 (p< 0.02). Improvements in pain in the right leg (0.58 vs. 0.31, p< 0.02) and left leg (0.64 vs. 0.4, p=0.007) and ability to perform daily activities (0.7 vs. 0.4, p<0.0001) were evident postoperatively. There was a significant reduction in pruritis bilaterally: right leg (1.3 vs. 0.5, p< 0.0001); left leg (1.0 vs. 0.6, p<0.008). Treatment led to a reduced concern over cosmetic appearance (2.88 vs. 1.91, p=0.0002) and choice of clothing (2.13 vs. 1.91, p=0.02). A significant reduction of analgesic usage, ankle swelling or stocking use was not demonstrated. Conclusion: UGFS is associated with significant improved functional performance and HRQL. A randomised control trial is indicated to compare the long-term clinical outcomes of UGFS with conventional techniques.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSurgeryen
dc.subjectAssessmenten
dc.subjectUltrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapyen
dc.titleAn assessment of ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) using the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (AVVQ).en
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