In an effort to further enforce his pre-conceived bias, Dr. Batchelor compares to studies involving ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and stripping of the greater saphenous vein for treatment of saphenous vein reflux.
Resources for this episode:
N Shadid, R Ceulen, P Nelemans, C Dirksen, J Verrart, GW Schurink, P van Neer, J vd Kley, E de Haan, A Sommer. 2012. Randomized clinical trial of ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy versus surgery for the incompetent great saphenous vein. BR J Surg 99(8): 1062-70. doi: 10.1002/bjs.8781
S Blaise, JL Bosson, JM Diamand. 2010. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy of the great saphenous vein with 1% vs. 3% polidocanol foam: a multicentre double-blind randomised trial with 3-year follow-up. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 39(6): 779-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2010.01.022.
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