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CHIVA method for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency

  1. Sergi Bellmunt-Montoya1,*,
  2. Jose Maria Escribano2,
  3. Jaume Dilme1,
  4. Maria José Martinez-Zapata3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group

Published Online: 3 JUL 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 22 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009648.pub2


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Bellmunt-Montoya S, Escribano JM, Dilme J, Martinez-Zapata MJ. CHIVA method for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009648. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009648.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, IBB Sant Pau, Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebron, Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  3. 3

    CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain, Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institute of Biomedical Research Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

*Sergi Bellmunt-Montoya, Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, IBB Sant Pau, Sant Quinti No. 89, Barcelona, 08041, Spain. sbellmunt@santpau.cat.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 3 JUL 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 1 CHIVA versus stripping, outcome: 1.1 Recurrence of varicose veins.
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Forest plot of comparison: 1 CHIVA versus stripping, outcome: 1.9 Side effects.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 CHIVA versus stripping, Outcome 1 Recurrence of varicose veins.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 CHIVA versus stripping, Outcome 2 Re-treatment.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 CHIVA versus stripping, Outcome 3 Free from reflux.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 CHIVA versus stripping, Outcome 4 Esthetic improvement assessed by the participant.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 CHIVA versus stripping, Outcome 5 Esthetic improvement assessed by the participant.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 CHIVA versus stripping, Outcome 6 Esthetic improvement assessed by the investigator.
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 CHIVA versus stripping, Outcome 7 Cure or no clinical symptoms.
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 CHIVA versus stripping, Outcome 8 Clinical improvement.
[Analysis 1.9]
Analysis 1.9. Comparison 1 CHIVA versus stripping, Outcome 9 Side effects.
[Analysis 1.10]
Analysis 1.10. Comparison 1 CHIVA versus stripping, Outcome 10 Recurrence of varicose veins. Sensitivity analysis..
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 CHIVA versus compression dressing, Outcome 1 Recurrence of venous ulcer.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 CHIVA versus compression dressing, Outcome 2 Cure of venous ulcer.