News | Venous Therapies | April 26, 2017

VQI Varicose Vein Registry Yielding Data on Treatment Efficacy

Joint effort of the Society for Vascular Surgery and American Venous Forum was set up to track the outcomes of various treatments for varicose veins

April 26, 2017 — A new Varicose Vein Registry has begun producing useful outcomes information, as reported in the May edition of the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. The registry is a joint effort by the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Vascular Quality Initiative and the American Venous Forum. It was launched in January 2015 and was set up to track systematically the outcomes of various treatments for varicose veins, ultimately providing guidance for both consumers and treating physicians.

“The power in the registry resides in the ability to look at a large and varied data set with importantly defined and relevant physician-generated granular endpoints and patient-reported outcomes (PROs),” said Thomas Wakefield, M.D., who, with lead author Andrea Obi, M.D., developed the journal report.

The journal article, “First 10-month results of the Vascular Quality Initiative Varicose Vein Registry,” by a national team of vascular surgeons, examined the early data. The series included 1,406 patients undergoing venous ablations and phlebectomy. Overall, the reported outcomes were excellent, with significantly improved Clinical classification (CEAP) along with “much improved” Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO). Importantly, the complication rates including infection and venous thrombosis were 1 percent or less.

With governmental incentives for quality reporting, there is a pressing need for data in this evolving field, according to the societies. Although the database is in its early stages, they said it is clear it will bear important fruit for both patients and clinicians looking for the best, proven venous treatments available.

To download the complete article, click here.

For information patients may be interested in, click here.

For more information:

Related Content

Biotronik Studies Demonstrate Efficacy of Minimizing Metal Burden in SFA Therapy
News | Stents Bare Metal| September 22, 2017
Physicians demonstrated that reducing metal burden in superficial femoral artery (SFA) therapy could effectively reduce...
Edwards Inspiris Resilia Valve Receives FDA Approval
News | Heart Valve Technology| September 21, 2017
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Inspiris Resilia...
MyoKardia Presents Additional Positive Data From Phase 2 PIONEER-HCM Study at HFSA 2017
News | Heart Failure| September 21, 2017
MyoKardia Inc. announced that additional positive data from the first patient cohort of its Phase 2 PIONEER-HCM study...
Tryton Side Branch Stent Recognized With Premier Technology Breakthrough Award
News | Stents Bifurcation| September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017 — Cardinal Health and Tryton Medical Inc.
DISRUPT BTK Study Shows Positive Results With Lithoplasty in Calcified Lesions Below the Knee
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)| September 20, 2017
Shockwave Medical reported positive results from the DISRUPT BTK Study, which were presented at the annual...
Corindus Announces First Patient Enrolled in PRECISION GRX Registry
News | Robotic Systems| September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc.
Two-Year ILLUMENATE Trial Data Demonstrate Efficacy of Stellarex Drug-Coated Balloon
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons| September 18, 2017
Philips announced the two-year results from the ILLUMENATE European randomized clinical trial (EU RCT) demonstrating...
Sentinel Cerebral Protection System Significantly Reduces Stroke and Mortality in TAVR
News | Embolic Protection Devices| September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017 – Claret Medical announced publication of a new study in the...
Fysicon Receives FDA Approval for QMAPP Hemodynamic Monitoring System
Technology | Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems| September 18, 2017
Fysicon announced that it has been granted 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...
Marijuana Associated With Three-Fold Risk of Death From Hypertension
News | Hypertension| September 14, 2017
Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to research published recently...
Overlay Init