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Relationship between parameters of air plethysmography and types of superficial venous reflux in patients with primary varicose veins.
Int Angiol. 2008 Oct; 27(5):385-8.IA

Abstract

AIM

We investigated whether parameters of air plethysmography (APG) were correlated with types of superficial venous reflux as categorized by ascending venography in patients with primary varicose veins.

METHODS

Two hundred and eight limbs with primary varicose veins in 135 patients were evaluated by both APG and ascending venography. Venous hemodynamics was assessed with APG. The location of incompetent vein segments was determined based on the results of ascending venography.

RESULTS

Seventy-seven limbs had incompetence of the greater saphenous vein (GSV, G group), 36 had incompetence of the lesser saphenous vein (LSV, L group), and 77 had incompetence of the GSV and LSV (GL group). Twenty-five limbs did not have incompetence of the GSV or LSV (N group). The venous filling index (VFI) differed significantly between the N and the G and GL groups, the L group and the G and GL groups, and the G and GL groups. No significant difference was found between the N and L groups. The venous volume, ejection fraction, and residual volume fraction did not differ significantly among all four groups.

CONCLUSION

The VFI as measured by APG discriminates well between limbs with incompetence of the GSV and those without incompetence of the GSV or LSV, and between limbs with incompetence of the GSV and those with the LSV in patients with primary varicose veins, suggesting that the hemodynamic severity of superficial venous reflux progresses with involvement from the LSV to the GSV to both saphenous veins.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Japan. toshiyanishibe@yahoo.co.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18974700

Citation

Nishibe, T, et al. "Relationship Between Parameters of Air Plethysmography and Types of Superficial Venous Reflux in Patients With Primary Varicose Veins." International Angiology : a Journal of the International Union of Angiology, vol. 27, no. 5, 2008, pp. 385-8.
Nishibe T, Kudo F, Miyazaki K, et al. Relationship between parameters of air plethysmography and types of superficial venous reflux in patients with primary varicose veins. Int Angiol. 2008;27(5):385-8.
Nishibe, T., Kudo, F., Miyazaki, K., Kondo, Y., Nishibe, M., Muto, A., & Dardik, A. (2008). Relationship between parameters of air plethysmography and types of superficial venous reflux in patients with primary varicose veins. International Angiology : a Journal of the International Union of Angiology, 27(5), 385-8.
Nishibe T, et al. Relationship Between Parameters of Air Plethysmography and Types of Superficial Venous Reflux in Patients With Primary Varicose Veins. Int Angiol. 2008;27(5):385-8. PubMed PMID: 18974700.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Relationship between parameters of air plethysmography and types of superficial venous reflux in patients with primary varicose veins. AU - Nishibe,T, AU - Kudo,F, AU - Miyazaki,K, AU - Kondo,Y, AU - Nishibe,M, AU - Muto,A, AU - Dardik,A, PY - 2008/11/1/pubmed PY - 2009/2/12/medline PY - 2008/11/1/entrez SP - 385 EP - 8 JF - International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology JO - Int Angiol VL - 27 IS - 5 N2 - AIM: We investigated whether parameters of air plethysmography (APG) were correlated with types of superficial venous reflux as categorized by ascending venography in patients with primary varicose veins. METHODS: Two hundred and eight limbs with primary varicose veins in 135 patients were evaluated by both APG and ascending venography. Venous hemodynamics was assessed with APG. The location of incompetent vein segments was determined based on the results of ascending venography. RESULTS: Seventy-seven limbs had incompetence of the greater saphenous vein (GSV, G group), 36 had incompetence of the lesser saphenous vein (LSV, L group), and 77 had incompetence of the GSV and LSV (GL group). Twenty-five limbs did not have incompetence of the GSV or LSV (N group). The venous filling index (VFI) differed significantly between the N and the G and GL groups, the L group and the G and GL groups, and the G and GL groups. No significant difference was found between the N and L groups. The venous volume, ejection fraction, and residual volume fraction did not differ significantly among all four groups. CONCLUSION: The VFI as measured by APG discriminates well between limbs with incompetence of the GSV and those without incompetence of the GSV or LSV, and between limbs with incompetence of the GSV and those with the LSV in patients with primary varicose veins, suggesting that the hemodynamic severity of superficial venous reflux progresses with involvement from the LSV to the GSV to both saphenous veins. SN - 0392-9590 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18974700/Relationship_between_parameters_of_air_plethysmography_and_types_of_superficial_venous_reflux_in_patients_with_primary_varicose_veins_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/varicoseveins.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -