Survei Epidemiologi Terbesar tentang Penyakit Pembuluh Vena Kronis dengan Melibatkan 70.000 Pasien Menunjukkan Pentingnya Penatalaksanaan Sejak Awal

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PRAHA, 14 September 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

– “Diagnosa dan Pengobatan Awal Penyakit Vena Kronis/ Chronic Venous
Disease (CVD) Harus Dilakukan untuk Mencegah Perkembangan Penyakit ke tingkat
Yang Lebih Parah seperti ulkus pada Pembuluh Vena.”

VEIN CONSULT Program, survei epidemiologi terbesar penyakit vena kronis
yang dilakukan di bawah naungan International Union of Phlebology (UIP) dan
didukung oleh Servier Research Group, merupakan upaya pendidikan internasional
guna meningkatkan kesadaran tentang CVD pada pasien, ilmuwan, dan otoritas
kesehatan. Survei ini merupakan survei pertama yang meneliti banyak pasien
dalam jumlah sangat banyak dan dilakukan di banyak negara dari berbagai wilayah
geografis (Eropa, Timur Tengah, Timur Jauh, Amerika Tengah dan Latin) dengan
menggunakan kuesioner dan klasifikasi yang sama (klasifikasi CEAP).

Hasil awal dari VEIN CONSULT Program ini menunjukkan bahwa penyakit vena
kronis memiliki dampak negatif yang signifikan pada kehidupan profesional
pasien, menyebabkan penurunan produktivitas yang cukup besar; sebanyak 15%
pasien penyakit pembuluh vena melaporkan telah kehilangan waktu kerjanya. CVD
juga mengakibatkan penderitaan fisik dan psikologis pasien yang tercermin pada
menurunnya kualitas hidup. Kami mengamati penurunan yang signifikan dalam
kualitas hidup dengan berkembangnya tingkat keparahan penyakit. Hal ini secara
langsung berdampak pada biaya terkait dengan CVD, hampir 4% pasien harus pindah
pekerjaan karena penyakit pembuluh vena mereka dan lebih dari 6% harus dirawat.

Untuk pertama kalinya, pasien yang memiliki gejala penyakit CVD diamati
dan dideteksi sejak tingkat awal, dengan tujuan meningkatkan proses
penatalaksanaan.

Sebanyak 8 dari 10 pasien menderita penyakit vena kronis mulai dari
tingkat awal yaitu nyeri pada pembuluh vena hingga berkembang menjadi tingkat
terparah yaitu pembengkakan dan ulkus. Berkat VEIN CONSULT Program, kami dapat
mengevaluasi untuk pertama kalinya prevalensi pasien CVD mulai tingkat awal
melalui gejalanya (nyeri kaki, rasa berat dan bengkak…). Program ini
menunjukkan bahwa sebanyak 20% peserta pertama dari beberapa negara
diklasifikasikan sebagai pasien dengan gejala saja, sementara 61,2%
diklasifikasikan sebagai pasien dengan tanda-tanda penyakit vena kronis yang
terlihat (varises, pembengkakan dan ulkus).

Para pasien umumnya tidak berkonsultasi secara langsung untuk nyeri kaki
dan dokter tidak menyadari bahwa nyeri pada pembuluh vena merupakan suatu
penyakit. Meskipun penyakit vena kronis berdampak pada pengeluaran biaya dan
kualitas hidup, pasien penyakit vena kronis tetap kurang terdiagnosa dan
terobati.

“Berkembangnya tingkat penyakit karena penundaan pengobatan dapat
menyebabkan kehilangan hari kerja, menurunnya kualitas hidup, serta
meningkatnya beban biaya secara global,” ujar Profesor Rabe, Presiden
International Union of Phlebology.

VEIN CONSULT Program akan dilaksanakan hingga tahun 2012 di lebih dari 20
negara. Data 70.000 pasien yang telah diteliti dari 13 negara (Brazil,
Perancis, Georgia, Hungaria, Meksiko, Pakistan, Rumania, Rusia, Serbia,
Singapura, Slovakia, Spanyol, dan Arab Saudi) diumumkan pada sesi ilmiah dalam
Kongres UIP di Praha.

Komite Ilmiah UIP

Tentang International Union of Phlebology (UIP)

International Union of Phlebology adalah organisasi internasional yang
bertujuan mengembangkan keutamaan dan inovasi pada penyakit vena dan getah
bening (limfe) melalui pendidikan, advokasi dan penelitian.

VEIN CONSULT Program dilakukan di bawah naungan UIP dan didukung oleh
Servier Research Group.

Referensi:

Rabe E. Update on the Vein Consult Program: the world’s largest awareness
programme in chronic venous disease. Abstract published as a supplement in
Practical Phlebology, European chapter meeting of the UIP, Prague, Czech
Republic, 14-17th September 2011.

Puskas A. First results from the 70 000 patients screened in primary
health care in the Vein Consult Program. Abstract published as a supplement in
Practical Phlebology, European chapter meeting of the UIP, Prague, Czech
Republic, 14-17th September 2011.

Mansilha A. Quality of life and costs of chronic venous disease: first
results from the Vein Consult Program. Abstract published as a supplement in
Practical Phlebology, European chapter meeting of the UIP, Prague, Czech
Republic, 14-17th September 2011.

Fernandez Quesada F. First results from the patients followed up by
specialists in the Vein Consult Program. Abstract published as a supplement in
Practical Phlebology, European chapter meeting of the UIP, Prague, Czech
Republic, 14-17th September 2011.

SUMBER: Servier


Largest Ever Epidemiological Survey in Chronic Venous Disease Including 70, 000 Patients Shows the Importance of Early Management

PRAGUE, September 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

– “Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Venous Disease are Mandatory to Prevent Progression to More Severe Clinical Stages Including Venous Ulcers”

The VEIN CONSULT Program, the largest ever epidemiological survey in chronic venous disease carried out under the auspices of the International Union of Phlebology (UIP) and supported by an unrestricted grant from the Servier Research Group, is an international educational effort to raise awareness of CVD among patients, scientists, and health authorities. It is the first survey to screen a very large number of patients from many countries from various geographical areas (Europe, Middle East, Far East, Central and Latin America) using the same questionnaire and the same classification (CEAP classification).

The first results of the VEIN CONSULT Program shows that chronic venous disease has a significant negative impact on patients’ professional lives, resulting in large productivity losses; 15% of chronic venous disease patients report loss of work days. CVD is also responsible for physical and psychological suffering of patients which is reflected in worsened quality of life. We observe a significant deterioration in quality of life with increasing severity of disease. This directly impacts the costs related to CVD, nearly 4% of patients had had to change job because of their venous disease and more than 6% had had to be hospitalized.

For the first time, symptomatic patients are screened and CVD is detected right from the early stages, with the goal of improving the management process.

Eight out of 10 patients suffer from chronic venous disease from the first venous pain to the most advanced stages such as edema and ulcer. Thanks to the VEIN CONSULT Program, we can evaluate for the first time the prevalence of CVD patients with symptoms only (leg pain, heaviness, sensation of swelling…). It shows that 20% of the first participants from several countries are classified as patients with symptoms only, while 61.2% are classified as patients with visible signs of chronic venous disease (varicosities, varicose veins, edema, and ulcer).

Patients do not consult spontaneously for leg pain and physicians don’t consider venous pain as part of the disease. Despite the impact of chronic venous disease on costs and quality of life, chronic venous disease patients are still underdiagnosed and undertreated.

“Progression to later clinical stages because of delayed treatment may lead to loss of working days, lower quality of life, and higher global costs,” said Professor Rabe, president of the International Union of Phlebology.

The VEIN CONSULT Program will run until 2012 in more than 20 countries. The results of the first 70 000 screened patients from 13 countries (Brazil, France, Georgia, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates) were presented during an entirely devoted session at the UIP Congress in Prague.

The UIP Scientific Committee

Notes to editor:

About the International Union of Phlebology (UIP)

The International Union of Phlebology is an international organisation whose goal is to advance excellence and innovation in venous and lymphatic diseases through education, advocacy and research.

The VEIN CONSULT Program is conducted under the auspices of the UIP and supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Servier Research Group.

References:

Rabe E. Update on the Vein Consult Program: the world’s largest awareness programme in chronic venous disease. Abstract published as a supplement in Practical Phlebology, European chapter meeting of the UIP, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-17th September 2011.

Puskas A. First results from the 70 000 patients screened in primary health care in the Vein Consult Program. Abstract published as a supplement in Practical Phlebology, European chapter meeting of the UIP, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-17th September 2011.

Mansilha A. Quality of life and costs of chronic venous disease: first results from the Vein Consult Program. Abstract published as a supplement in Practical Phlebology, European chapter meeting of the UIP, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-17th September 2011.

Fernandez Quesada F. First results from the patients followed up by specialists in the Vein Consult Program. Abstract published as a supplement in Practical Phlebology, European chapter meeting of the UIP, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-17th September 2011.

SOURCE: Servier