BTG, a specialist healthcare company, has reported that its VANISH-1 and VANISH-2 studies have 'demonstrated efficacy in achieving a clinically meaningful improvement' in the appearance of the legs of patients with varicose veins.
The studies found that 80% of patients treated with either the 0.5% or 1.0% dose concentrations reported a much or moderate improvement of symptoms.
Patients treated in this study were representative of a typical varicose veins population, with an age range of 21 to 73. Side effects were mostly mild or moderate.
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Dr Kenneth Todd, a Principal Investigator for VANISH-2 said: "Current treatments for patients with medically-important, symptomatic varicose veins are time-consuming for both patients and physicians and do not offer a comprehensive treatment.
"The publication of the full results for VANISH-1 and VANISH-2 confirm the top-line results already reported and demonstrate that the product, if approved, could offer an effective, comprehensive treatment option for patients with symptomatic varicose veins."
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