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[Reblog] Reducing Pain of Varicose Vein Surgery

Reducing pain of varicose vein surgery has been a priority of The Whiteley Clinic.(31 January 2015)

This latest research studied how pain and anxietycan be reduced under local anaesthetic varicose vein surgery. This sort of surgery is also called “keyhole” orendovenous surgery for varicose veins.Reducing pain of varicose vein surgery - Research from The Whiteley Clinic and University of Surrey

Reducing pain of varicose vein surgery – Research from The Whiteley Clinic and University of Surrey

The research showed that both:

  • one-to-one talking with a specific nurse
  • using a stress ball

both significantly reduced the pain and anxiety of the varicose vein surgery.Interesting, watching a DVD during the surgery reduced the anxiety, but not the pain of varicose vein surgery. Listening to music had no effect.
This study is part of the continuing research program that makes treatment at The Whiteley Clinic unique.This projectwas funded by The Whiteley Clinic andwas performed at our Whiteley Clinic, Guildford.The researcher, Briony Hudson,was supervised by Prof Jane Ogden at The University of Surrey and Prof Mark Whiteley. Her workhas been submitted to the University of Surrey and shewas awarded her PhD in Autumn 2014.The workis going to be published:

  • Hudson BF, Ogden J, Whiteley MS. Randomised Controlled Trial to Compare the Effect of Simple Distraction Interventions on Pain and Anxiety Experienced During Conscious Surgery. European Journal of Pain. 2015.

See link: http://www.medicaldaily.com/how-reduce-anxiety-and-pain-during-surgery-small-talk-and-stress-balls-320176

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February 3, 2015 - Posted by | health care | , , , , ,

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