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Relationship between air-plethysmographic venous function and clinical severity in primary varicose veins.
Int Angiol. 2006 Dec; 25(4):352-5.IA

Abstract

AIM

The role of air plethysmography (APG) in the diagnosis of chronic venous insufficiency has not been well established. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the relationship between APG parameters and clinical severity in patients with chronic venous insufficiency.

METHODS

Two hundred and ninety-four limbs in 154 patients with primary varicose veins were evaluated by APG. Limbs were categorized according to the clinical classification of chronic venous disease suggested by the Ad Hoc Committee on Reporting Standards in Venous Disease of the North American Chapter of the Society for Vascular Surgery and International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (SVS/ ISCVS).

RESULTS

The venous filling index (VFI) was significantly higher in classes 2, 3, 4, and 5+6 than in class 0 or 1, and did not differ among classes 2, 3, 4, 5+6. The ejection fraction did not differ significantly among the 6 classes, and the residual volume fraction was significantly higher in classes 2, 3, 5+6 than in class 0.

CONCLUSIONS

APG is a reasonable method for distinguishing the presence or absence of chronic venous insufficiency, but it cannot discriminate the clinical severity. Among APG parameters, the VFI is the most useful diagnostic parameter in the evaluation of chronic venous insufficiency.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Japan. tnishibe@fujita-hu.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17164740

Citation

Nishibe, T, et al. "Relationship Between Air-plethysmographic Venous Function and Clinical Severity in Primary Varicose Veins." International Angiology : a Journal of the International Union of Angiology, vol. 25, no. 4, 2006, pp. 352-5.
Nishibe T, Kudo F, Miyazaki K, et al. Relationship between air-plethysmographic venous function and clinical severity in primary varicose veins. Int Angiol. 2006;25(4):352-5.
Nishibe, T., Kudo, F., Miyazaki, K., Kondo, Y., Nishibe, M., & Dardik, A. (2006). Relationship between air-plethysmographic venous function and clinical severity in primary varicose veins. International Angiology : a Journal of the International Union of Angiology, 25(4), 352-5.
Nishibe T, et al. Relationship Between Air-plethysmographic Venous Function and Clinical Severity in Primary Varicose Veins. Int Angiol. 2006;25(4):352-5. PubMed PMID: 17164740.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Relationship between air-plethysmographic venous function and clinical severity in primary varicose veins. AU - Nishibe,T, AU - Kudo,F, AU - Miyazaki,K, AU - Kondo,Y, AU - Nishibe,M, AU - Dardik,A, PY - 2006/12/14/pubmed PY - 2007/6/22/medline PY - 2006/12/14/entrez SP - 352 EP - 5 JF - International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology JO - Int Angiol VL - 25 IS - 4 N2 - AIM: The role of air plethysmography (APG) in the diagnosis of chronic venous insufficiency has not been well established. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the relationship between APG parameters and clinical severity in patients with chronic venous insufficiency. METHODS: Two hundred and ninety-four limbs in 154 patients with primary varicose veins were evaluated by APG. Limbs were categorized according to the clinical classification of chronic venous disease suggested by the Ad Hoc Committee on Reporting Standards in Venous Disease of the North American Chapter of the Society for Vascular Surgery and International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (SVS/ ISCVS). RESULTS: The venous filling index (VFI) was significantly higher in classes 2, 3, 4, and 5+6 than in class 0 or 1, and did not differ among classes 2, 3, 4, 5+6. The ejection fraction did not differ significantly among the 6 classes, and the residual volume fraction was significantly higher in classes 2, 3, 5+6 than in class 0. CONCLUSIONS: APG is a reasonable method for distinguishing the presence or absence of chronic venous insufficiency, but it cannot discriminate the clinical severity. Among APG parameters, the VFI is the most useful diagnostic parameter in the evaluation of chronic venous insufficiency. SN - 0392-9590 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17164740/Relationship_between_air_plethysmographic_venous_function_and_clinical_severity_in_primary_varicose_veins_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -