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Papers reviewed in February 2016

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Davies H et al A review of randomised controlled trials comparing ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy with endothermal ablation for the treatment of great saphenous varicose veins. Phlebology. 2015 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] Objective: The last 10 years have seen … Continue reading


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Papers reviewed in December 2015

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Krnic A. Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy – the simplest, least invasive and cheapest method for varicose vein treatment. Acta Clin Croat 2015; 54:136-142 The aim is to present our experience and observations regarding varicose vein treatment by means of ultrasound … Continue reading


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Papers reviewed in October 2015

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E Rabe, F Pannier Indications, contraindications and performance: European Guidelines for Sclerotherapy in Chronic Venous Disorders Phlebology 2014, Vol. 29(1S) 26–33 Aim: Sclerotherapy is the targeted chemical ablation of varicose veins by intravenous injection of a liquid or foamed sclerosing drug. … Continue reading


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Papers reviewed in September 2015

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Shadid N et al Predictors of recurrence of great saphenous vein reflux following treatment with ultrasound-guided foamsclerotherapy. Phlebology. 2015 Apr;30(3):194-9. Objective: To investigate which clinical characteristics at baseline are predictive for great saphenous vein recurrence following ultrasound-guided foamsclerotherapy. Materials and … Continue reading


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Papers reviewed in July 2015

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Kurdal A.T et al Ultrasound-guided catheter-directed foam sclerotherapy for great saphenous vein. Minerva Chir. 2015 Feb;70(1):33-6. Aim: The problem of varicose veins in the lower leg is a common disease and associated with long-term morbidity. It has usually been treated … Continue reading


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Papers reviewed in June 2015

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Friedmann D.P et al Foam sclerotherapy for reticular veins of the chest: a retrospective review of efficacy and safety. Dermatol Surg. 2015 Jan;41(1):126-30. Background: No study has evaluated the use of foam sclerotherapy in treating clinically conspicuous reticular chest veins. … Continue reading


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Papers reviewed in April 2015

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Tanase A et al Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) for active venous ulceration – A 5-year cohort Int J Surg. 2013 Oct;11(8):740 Aim: Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) for treatment of CVU (chronic venous ulceration) has demonstrated favourable results in … Continue reading


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Papers Reviewed in March 2015

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Hill D. A. Neurological and chest symptoms following sclerotherapy: A single centre experience Phlebology 2014, Vol. 29(9) 619–627 Objectives: Documentation and analysis of adverse neurological and chest symptoms in a large single centre series of sclerotherapy treatments. Method: In this … Continue reading


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