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Patterns of venous reflux and obstruction in patients with skin damage due to chronic venous disease. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2007 Feb-Mar;41(1):33-40

Date

02/06/2007

Pubmed ID

17277241

DOI

10.1177/1538574406296246

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-33846696372   40 Citations

Abstract

Identified were characteristics of individuals with skin damage related to chronic venous disease. Patients with chronic venous disease (n = 164) were evaluated with duplex ultrasound imaging and were placed in classes 4, 5, and 6 according to the CEAP classification. Their findings were compared with 100 class 2 controls. The prevalence of deep venous thrombosis was higher in the study group (23.7%) versus controls (5.1%; P < .0001), as was the prevalence of deep, perforator, and combined patterns of disease (P < .0001, P < .0007, and P < .0001). The mean duration of disease in controls 2 was shorter compared with the study group (P = .0019). The prevalence of reflux and obstruction within the study group was higher than in controls (P = .0021). Skin changes accurately reflect severity of chronic venous disease. Superficial and perforator vein reflux is the major cause of disease.

Author List

Labropoulos N, Patel PJ, Tiongson JE, Pryor L, Leon LR Jr, Tassiopoulos AK

Author

Parag J. Patel MD, MS, FSIR Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Chronic Disease
Female
Humans
Illinois
Male
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Prospective Studies
Registries
Severity of Illness Index
Skin
Time Factors
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
Varicose Ulcer
Varicose Veins
Venous Insufficiency
Venous Thrombosis
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