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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

Quality of life in patients with lower limb ischemia; revised suggestions for analysis (2008)
Journal Article
Gulati, S., Coughlin, P. A., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2009). Quality of life in patients with lower limb ischemia; revised suggestions for analysis. Journal of vascular surgery, 49(1), (122-126). doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2008.08.011. ISSN 0741-5214

Background: Quality of life (QoL) is a crucial outcome measure in patients with lower limb ischemia (LLI). The Short Form 36 (SF36) has been proposed as the gold standard instrument for generic QoL analysis in patients with LLI. The Short Form 8 (SF8... 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