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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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LINS, Esdras Marques et al. Epidemiologic profile of the patients underwent varicose vein surgery of the lower limbs. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.4, pp.301-304. ISSN 1677-5449.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-54492012000400008.

BACKGROUND: The Chronic Venous Insufficiency of lower limbs has a high prevalence, and its surgical treatment is one of the most performed. Even so, it has not been reported the epidemiologic profile of the patients that has been underwent to this surgery in the city of Recife. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this report was evaluate the epidemiologic profile of the patients underwent to varicose vein surgery of the lower limbs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: They were evaluated 201 patients underwent to varicose vein surgery of the lower limbs at the Vascular Surgery Service at the Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira (IMIP) from august 2006 to april 2007. All the patients were evaluated considering the gender, age, sedentarism, overweight, obesity and the report of long-time in a standing position during work shift. RESULTS: Over all patients evaluated, 175 (87.1%) were females and 26 (12.9%) males. The majority of them (32.3%) were aged from 41 to 50 years, overweight was found in 38.8% of the patients, and obesity in 7.5% of the cases. Long time standing during work shift was reported by 82.1% of the patients, and the time at the school, found in 83.2% of the patients, was eight or less years. Sedentarism was found in 69.2% of the patients. CONCLUSION: The majority of the patients evaluated in the present study was female and more than 40 years-old, reported sedentarism, did not have overweight or obesity and reported to stay a long-time in a standing position during work shift.

Keywords : varicose veins; lower extremity; epidemiology.

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