Venous Disease

Epidemiology, Management and Delivery of Care

  • Charles Vaughan Ruckley
  • Andrew Walter Bradbury
  • Francis Gerald Reid Fowkes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Epidemiology and Aetiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. J. Evans, A. J. Lee, C. V. Ruckley, F. G. R. Fowkes
      Pages 3-14
    3. Gordon D. O. Lowe, Ann Rumley
      Pages 26-31
    4. A. J. Lee, C. J. Evans, C. V. Ruckley, F. G. R. Fowkes
      Pages 32-41
    5. K. Burnand
      Pages 42-50
    6. Philip D. Coleridge-Smith
      Pages 51-70
  3. Diagnosis and Measurement

  4. Clinical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. H. Partsch
      Pages 117-125
    3. John H. Scurr
      Pages 126-131
    4. Wesley P. Stuart
      Pages 132-138
  5. Priorities for Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. H. A. M. Neumann
      Pages 153-160
    3. Gillian C. Leng, Elizabeth M. Royle, F. G. R. Fowkes
      Pages 192-200
  6. Delivery of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. N. J. M. London, M. Bello, M. Scriven
      Pages 212-215
    3. Ian F. Lane, Nicholas E. Bourantas
      Pages 216-221
    4. Deborah A. Ellison, Charles N. McCollum
      Pages 222-229
    5. Nick Bosanquet
      Pages 230-235
  7. Improving Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. C. Vaughan Ruckley, Andrew W. Bradbury
      Pages 239-245
    3. Peter J. Franks
      Pages 254-261
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 272-278

About this book


Varicose veins are a very common problem. The precise aetiology of primary varicose veins remains unclear. It seems likely from the available evidence that inherited structural weakness combined with haemodynamic or microcirculatory abnormalities eventually lead to reduced vein wall elasticity, dilatation and the formation of varicosities. Increasing age, female gender, parity and occupation may all promote the development of varicose veins in susceptible individuals. Further clinical and experimental studies are necessary if the relative contribution of each of these factors is to be fully elucidated. References 1. Editorial. The treatment of varicose veins. Lancet 1975;ii:311. 2. Prerovsky I. Diseases of the veins. World Health Organisation, internal communication, MHO-PA 10964. 3. Weddell JM. Varicose veins: pilot study. Br J Surg 1969;23:179-186. 4. Hobsley M. Pathways in surgical management. 2nd ed. London: Edward Arnold, 1986. 5. Browse NL, Burnand KG, Lea Thomas M. Diseases of the veins. London: Edward Arnold, 1988. 6. Logan WPD, Brooke EM. The survey of sickness. Studies on medical and population subjects no. 12. London: General Register Office, 1957. 7. The committee on the Danish national morbidity survey. The sickness survey of Denmark. Copenhagen, 1960. 8. US Department of Health. Education and welfare: national health survey 1935-1936. Washington, DC, 1938. 9. The Department of National Health and Welfare and the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. Illness and health care in Canada. Canadian Sickness Survey 1950-1951. Ottawa, 1960.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Charles Vaughan Ruckley
    • 1
  • Andrew Walter Bradbury
    • 2
  • Francis Gerald Reid Fowkes
    • 3
  1. 1.Vascular Surgery Office, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  3. 3.Department of Public Health SciencesWolfson Unit for Prevention of Peripheral Vascular DiseasesTeviot PlaceUK

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