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Endovenous thermal ablation for healing venous ulcers and preventing recurrence

  1. Nehemiah Samuel,
  2. Daniel Carradice*,
  3. Tom Wallace,
  4. George E Smith,
  5. Ian C Chetter

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 4 OCT 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 11 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009494.pub2


How to Cite

Samuel N, Carradice D, Wallace T, Smith GE, Chetter IC. Endovenous thermal ablation for healing venous ulcers and preventing recurrence. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD009494. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009494.pub2.

Author Information

  1. University of Hull/ Hull York Medical School, Academic Vascular Surgical Unit, Hull, East Yorkshire, UK

*Daniel Carradice, Academic Vascular Surgical Unit, University of Hull/ Hull York Medical School, Vascular Surgical Dept, Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU3 2JZ, UK. dan1@doctors.org.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 4 OCT 2013

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Characteristics of excluded studies [ordered by study ID]

StudyReason for exclusion

Pannier 2007Case series

Sharif 2007Case series

Teo 2010Case series

Viarengo 2007Quasi-randomisation: allocation of treatment without clear description of sequence generation in the publication. However personal communication from the authors stated that the first case was decided by a draw held by the patient through red and blue cards, in which the red card allocated compression therapy and the blue card combined compression and EVLA treatment. From this initial treatment chosen by draw, subsequent patients were allocated alternately to compression or compression plus EVLA treatment.