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    Chronic venous disease (CVD) is one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide. The health condition of most patients with early stage CVD will worsen over time, and this progression increases the burden as well as the costs of treatment and reduces patient quality of life (QoL). This highlights the importance and the likely cost-effectiveness of treatment of patients with early stage CVD. Options for managing the early stages of CVD include lifestyle changes together with venoactive drugs (VAD); VADs may be used alone or in conjunction with interventional treatment of varices such as sclerotherapy, surgery, or endovenous treatments. Micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF; Daflon®) is a well-studied VAD which has anti-inflammatory activities, reduces endothelial activation and leukocyte adhesion, and increases capillary resistance and integrity, to eventually improve venous tone, CVD symptoms and QoL. This article is based on previously conducted studies and does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the author. 

    Keywords : Chronic venous disease; Micronized purified flavonoid fraction; Venoactive drugs. 

    Electronically published on January 24, 2020. Published in Advances in Therapy, 37(Suppl 1):13-18 on February, 2020. 

     

    For full text : SpingerLink : Early Stages of Chronic Venous Disease: Medical Treatment Alone or in Addition to Endovenous Treatments | SpringerLink 

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