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Acta Phlebologica 2002 April;3(1):21-7

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Distal ­venous throm­bo­sis. Results of an Italian-French ­study on diag­no­sis and treat­ment

Antignani P. L. 1, Palareti G. 1, Laroche J. P. 2

1 Società Italiana di Diagnostica Vascolare, Società Italiana di Angiologia e Patologia Vascolare;
2 AFF­CA: Association Française de Formation Continue en Angiologie


BACKGROUND: The ­present ­study was car­ried out in ­order to iden­ti­fy the modal­ities for approach­ing dis­tal ­venous throm­bo­sis, and treat­ment modal­ities ­employed in Italy and France are com­pared. For ­this rea­son a work­ing ­group includ­ing French angio­lo­gists was set up and ­this ­group draft­ed a ques­tion­naire for sub­mis­sion to spe­cial­ist angio­lo­gists.
METHODS: The ques­tion­naire con­sist­ing of 15 ques­tions was ­sent by ­email or fax to 2000 angio­lo­gists (1200 Italian and 800 French).
RESULTS: Replies to the ques­tion­naire ­were ­received ­from 362 angio­lo­gists. All ­agree on the ­fact ­that dis­tal ­venous throm­bo­sis ­should be con­sid­ered an impor­tant prob­lem but ­that on ­many occa­sions it is under­es­ti­mat­ed. The ­replies to the ques­tion­naire ­threw up ­some inter­est­ing agree­ments, the ­results ­obtained ­being com­par­able to ­those of a sim­i­lar ­study car­ried out in the U.K. and Ireland.
CONCLUSIONS: Close agree­ment ­emerged ­between Italian and French col­leagues and ­most ­agree on the ­need for fur­ther asso­ciat­ed stud­ies.

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