Swedvasc – varicose vein registry in Sweden

New registry for varicose veins in Sweden The Swedish National Registry for Vascular Surgery, Swedvasc, has existed since 1987, has a very good national coverage and has so far mainly focused om arterial disease. During the last years more venous interventions have been registered, and in the beginning of 2016 the venous part of Swedvasc was updated including a new registry for varicose veins. As varicose vein surgery is performed also in private practice, clinics that previously did not report...
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Website updates

Several updates have been made on the website. The main update is the adding of discussion forum. In the forum all members can discuss relevant subjects with other members. All visitors can view the forums, but only members can participate. If you are a member of SVF and would like a login, please send an email to the webmaster. If you already have login credentials, you can go directly to login here.   Other updates include the addition of new meetings to the event page, and u...
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Discussion Forums on SVF!

Discussion forums have been added to the SVF site. All members can discuss relevant topics with each other. Find a forum and/or topic that fits your desired subject, or create a new one. You can subscribe to a topic that you have interacted with or that you find interesting, and get email notification of new replies. All members can join the forum. Please contact the webmaster for registration and you will get a username right away. Visit the forum here. Already have a user? Go to...
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Five-year results of a randomized clinical trial of conventional surgery, endovenous laser ablation and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy in patients with great saphenous varicose veins

S. K. van der Velden, A. A. M. Biemans, M. G. R. De Maeseneer, M. A. Kockaert, P. W. Cuypers, L. M. Hollestein, H. A. M. Neumann, T. Nijsten and R. R. van den Bos Background: A variety of techniques exist for the treatment of patients with great saphenous vein (GSV) varicosities. Few data exist on the long-term outcomes of these interventions. Methods: Patients undergoing conventional surgery, endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and ultrasound- guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) for GSV ...
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Minimal invasive treatments for varicose veins and cost-effectiveness

Systematic review, network meta-analysis and exploratory cost-effectiveness model of randomized trials of minimally invasive techniques versus surgery for varicose veins C. Carroll, S. Hummel, J. Leaviss, S. Ren, J. W. Stevens, A. Cantrell and J. Michaels   Background: A Health Technology Assessment was conducted to evaluate the relative clinical effective- ness and cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive techniques (foam sclerotherapy (FS), endovenous laser ablation (EVLA...
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How to treat recurrence – february 2014, by Olle Nelzén

Great uncertainty regarding treat- ment of varicose vein recurrence  By Olle Nelzén, published in Phlebologie in february 2014. Introduction: Although varicose vein recur- rence is common and 10–30 % of all varicose vein surgery is done for recurrence of some sort, there are very few studies that can guide us to the best re-treatment option. With the introduction of minimal invasive en- dovenous treatments there is a variety of possible options besides traditional open sur- gical tec...
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Welcome to Scandinavian Venous Forum SVF

This is the official site of SVF.   Here you will find information about upcoming events and meetings and the latest research within venous diseases. You will also find information on how to become a member of the SVF. If you are a member and wish to post a subject on SVF website, please contact the webmaster   SVF is a member of the International Union of Phlebology  
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Annual meeting

SVF 2014 annual meeting will be held in Stockholm on september 23rd to 25th, at the Waterfront congress centre, during the European Society for Vascular Surgery meeting (ESVS). The final program for the SVS annual meeting can be found below. You are advised to send your presentations to the chairman so they can be prepared before the meeting.     Thursday 25 September 09:30 -13:00  Scandinavian Venous Forum Symposium: Modern Vein Treatment - what is...
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