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Efficacy of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) in the Treatment of Varicose Veins: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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(UNSPECIFIED) Efficacy of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) in the Treatment of Varicose Veins: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Indian Journal of Surgery. p. 10. ISSN 0972-2068

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Varicose veins are a common disorder for which different treatments with varied efficacy have been introduced so far. In this study, we review the results of previous studies to evaluate the efficacy of ClosureFast endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in treating varicose veins. The present study was performed based on the Meta-analysis Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE) protocols, and the results were reported based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) guideline. Searches were conducted in all authentic online databases, and the retrieved papers were conducted until March 2021 using Mesh keywords. Study data with the necessary quality to enter the meta-analysis were extracted. Data were analyzed using comprehensive meta-analysis (CMA) software version 2. The cutoff level for significance was determined at 0.05. In total, 36 studies with sample size 7404 procedures were included. Radiofrequency ablation success, recurrence, and recanalization rates in the treatment of varicose veins were estimated to be 95, 7, and 3 respectively. The most common complications were bruising 13, induration 11.6, edema 8, ecchymosis 7.4, and numbness 6.3. This study showed that the radiofrequency ablation method is a high-performance method with few and often transient complications, and the risk of significant complications in using this method to treat varicose veins is low. More studies are needed to evaluate the effectiveness of this method compared to other treatments.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Radiofrequency ablation Varicose veins Occlusion Meta-analysis endovenous laser-ablation great saphenous-vein randomized controlled-trial clinical-trial foam sclerotherapy conventional surgery diameter closure safety obliteration Surgery
Page Range: p. 10
Journal or Publication Title: Indian Journal of Surgery
Journal Index: ISI
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ISSN: 0972-2068
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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