What is the optimal treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis of the legs in relieving symptoms and preventing venous thromboembolism?

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Superficial thrombophlebitis (ST) of the leg is an acute, spontaneous, and painful condition but symptomatic treatment does not address the greater clinical concern, subsequent development of venous thromboembolism (VTE). This is the third and most comprehensive systematic review of the literature on the topic to date.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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