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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 206

Body mass index, outcome, patients, and varicose vein surgery: Correspondence


1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission24-Nov-2021
Date of Acceptance21-Feb-2022
Date of Web Publication13-Jun-2022

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Pathum Sookaromdee
Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_122_21

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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Body mass index, outcome, patients, and varicose vein surgery: Correspondence. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2022;9:206

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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Body mass index, outcome, patients, and varicose vein surgery: Correspondence. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jul 1];9:206. Available from: https://www.indjvascsurg.org/text.asp?2022/9/2/206/347253



Dear Editor,

We would like to share ideas on “A higher body mass index means worse satisfaction outcome in obese patients undergoing varicose vein surgery.[1]” Premnath et al. concluded that “The higher the BMI, the lesser the … successfully with a high satisfaction rate for BMI class 1 and 2.”[1] We agree that body mass index (BMI) might affect the outcomes of varicose vein surgery. Data on outcome in this report are collected through telephone which might not be reliable and the satisfactory might be a subjective indicator. Indeed, in a previous report, there was no association between BMI and clinical symptoms of varicose vein.[2] The present report might give an opposite clue on the effect of BMI on varicose vein and its management. Indeed, outcome of the surgery depends on many factors (such as personal illness of patient, surgical technique, and experience of surgeon). Effects of other factors such as concomitant medical problems, as confounding factors, should also be further assessed.

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Premnath S, Nour E, Abdelhaliem A, Rowlands TE, Kuhan G. A higher body mass index means worse satisfaction outcome in obese patients undergoing varicose vein surgery. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2021;8 Suppl S1:46-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Shrestha B, Karmacharya RM. Influence of body mass index (BMI), age and gender on stages of varicose vein in newly diagnosed cases following screening Doppler in outpatient clinic. Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ) 2020;18:28-31.  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

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