Volume 3 Isssue 1
Research Article: Effects of Treatment of Varicose Veins on the Occurrence of Complications and to Improve the Quality of Life: Pilot Study
Goran Batricevic*, Davor Music, Perica Maras, Milosav Smiljanic, Aleksandar Filipovic and Aleksandar Vulic
According to statistics, the disorder of venous circulation of the lower extremities is one of the most common diseases in the world. Although treatment of Varicose Veins the lower extremities (VV) advanced with the use of non-invasive-endovenous procedures, the prognosis in the short term is not satisfactory.
The aim of this paper was to examine the results of treatment of VV on the occurrence of complications and to improve the Quality of Life (QoL) 1 year after the Operative (OP) treatment or Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA).
Method: Patients with VV that were operated with the classical surgical method were OP group (n-36) and who are treated EVLA were EVLA group (n-36). We examined patients clinically after 1 year of treatment, while their QoL examined with the Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS) questionnaire in which clinical features were estimated by 9 characteristics clinical weight of : 0-absence, 1-easy, 2-moderate, 3-difficult.
Results: The number of absences from work significantly differed (4.500 ± 5.531 in the EVLA group / 22.944 ± 11.363 in the OP group) (p < 0.000). After interventions, complications were rare, except for hematoma, and there was no difference between groups. QoL after 1 year showed that the VCSS was significantly improved (6.20 ± 2.3 / 1.53 ± 1.88) (p < 0.000). Symptomatology of patients from both groups improved after 1 year of interventions, pain decreased in the OP group by 61%, in the EVLA group by 87% (p < 0.017).
Conclusion: Patients after OP or EVLA treatment of varicose veins had few minor complications and after 1 year of interventions and a better QoL.
Cite this Article: Batricevic G, Music D, Maras P, Smiljanic M, Filipovic A, et al. Effects of Treatment of Varicose Veins on the Occurrence of Complications and to Improve the Quality of Life: Pilot Study. Adv J Vasc Med. 2018; 3(1): 001-005.
Published: 26 February 2018
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