Pain in the aftermath of minimal invasive treatment for unilateral incompetence of the great saphenous vein.

Bossart, Simon; Amsler, Felix; Romer-Schenk, Gabriele; Duchini, Sarah; Willenberg, Torsten (2020). Pain in the aftermath of minimal invasive treatment for unilateral incompetence of the great saphenous vein. Phlebology, 35(9), pp. 693-700. Sage 10.1177/0268355520930639

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OBJECTIVES

Assessment of postprocedural pain after minimal invasive treatment of unilateral incompetence of the great saphenous vein.

METHODS

A total of 85 patients treated with endovenous laser ablation (1470 nm) in combination with foam sclerotherapy and evulsions reported postprocedural pain on a visual analogue scale (0-10) during 28 days after treatment.

RESULTS

A mean pain reduction from 3.9 on the first postinterventional day to 0.3 was noted during the observation time. After 28 days, 7% of patients had a visual analogue scale >1. Higher body mass index was strongly associated with more pain during the whole follow-up period (p < 0.01). Higher energy application per cm vein and greater great saphenous vein diameter showed more pain in the first week. Other factors like clinical stage CEAP classification, combination of laser with avulsions and/or sclerotherapy, season of treatment timepoint, and age or sex did not influence postinterventional pain course.

CONCLUSION

Higher body mass index and higher energy application per cm are associated with more postprocedural pain after endovenous laser ablation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Bossart, Simon

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0268-3555

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sandra Nyffenegger

Date Deposited:

05 Jan 2021 13:47

Last Modified:

05 Jan 2021 13:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/0268355520930639

PubMed ID:

32539560

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Endovenous laser treatment great saphenous vein varicose veins

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/149505

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/149505

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