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Randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation versus conventional surgery for small saphenous varicose veins (2013)
Journal Article
Samuel, N., Carradice, D., Wallace, T., Mekako, A., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. (2013). Randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation versus conventional surgery for small saphenous varicose veins. Annals of Surgery, 257(3), (419-426). doi:10.1097/SLA.0b013e318275f4e4. ISSN 0003-4932

Introduction: No randomized clinical trial comparing treatment options for small saphenous vein (SSV) incompetence exists, and there is no clear evidence that this axis behaves the same as the great saphenous vein after treatment. This means that the... Read More

Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery (2009)
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Mekako, A. I., Chetter, I. C., Coughlin, P. A., Hatfield, J., & McCollum, P. T. (2010). Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery. British journal of surgery : BJS, 97(1), (29-36). doi:10.1002/bjs.6849. ISSN 0007-1323

Background: Wound infection rates of up to 16 per cent are reported following varicose vein surgery and the value of antibiotic prophylaxis in clean surgery remains unclear. Methods: Some 443 patients undergoing varicose vein surgery randomly receive... Read More

Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins (2009)
Journal Article
Carradice, D., Mekako, A. I., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2009). Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 96(4), (369-375). doi:10.1002/bjs.6556. ISSN 0007-1323

Background: The management of residual varicosities following endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins is contentious. Ambulatory phlebectomy may be performed concomitantly with the initial EVLT, or sequentially as a secondary procedure. Th... Read More

Cutaneous hyperpigmentation after endovenous laser therapy: a case report and literature review (2007)
Journal Article
Mekako, A., & Chetter, I. (2007). Cutaneous hyperpigmentation after endovenous laser therapy: a case report and literature review. Annals of vascular surgery, 21(5), (637-639). doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2007.03.013. ISSN 0890-5096

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for the treatment of varicose veins has been shown to be effective and relatively safe. Reported complications are few and transient. Whereas it is not uncommon to have cutaneous hyperpigmentation following treatment m... Read More

A nonrandomised controlled trial of endovenous laser therapy and surgery in the treatment of varicose veins (2006)
Journal Article
Mekako, A. I., Hatfield, J., Bryce, J., Lee, D., McCollum, P. T., & Chetter, I. (2006). A nonrandomised controlled trial of endovenous laser therapy and surgery in the treatment of varicose veins. Annals of vascular surgery, 20(4), (451-457). doi:10.1007/s10016-006-9095-y. ISSN 0890-5096

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. This study compares early quality-of-life (QoL) outcomes following EVLT and surgery. Two nonrandomized groups were studied: an EVLT group with 70 patients, median a... Read More