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Theories of stress and coping and how they relate to individuals with venous leg ulceration

Mr B is a 63-year-old male. He is married, has a busy social life, and works full-time in a professional occupation. He has had recurrent venous leg ulcers for the last 10 years. This wound is in a...

Spirituality and subjective wellbeing in patients with lower-limb ulceration

This was a prospective, descriptive, analytical, clinical study conducted from December 2011 to October 2012. The study was approved by the research ethics committee of the Sapucaí Valley University...

Healing outcomes and predictors among patients with venous leg ulcers treated with compression therapy

A search was conducted on the PubMed and CINAHL databases from 2009–2019, using MeSH key terms of ‘venous leg ulcers’, ‘compression therapy’, ‘delayed healing’, ‘non-healing’ and ‘wound healing’. The...

Chronic venous insufficiency: a comprehensive review of management

A comprehensive literature review of medical textbooks and journals was undertaken. Chapters and articles discussing the pathophysiology of CVI and its sequelae were included. A PubMed search of...

A dual pressure indicator, two-layer compression system for treatment of venous leg ulcers: a review

The two-layer bandage with pressure indicators (UrgoKTwo Compression Bandage with PresSure System, Urgo Medical, France) (2LB+I) comprises two dynamic layers: the short-stretch layer combines viscose...

Cost-effectiveness of dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allografts in lower extremity diabetic ulcer treatment

DHACM FPFU was associated with lower overall costs in the first year, despite higher treatment costs. This cost saving was due to lower amputation rates and lower healthcare resource utilisation (for...

The efficacy of sodium hypochlorite antiseptic: a double-blind, randomised controlled pilot study

This prospective, randomised, double-blind pilot study, conducted at a single outpatient wound care centre located in Western Pennsylvania, US, evaluated the efficacy of a topical antiseptic (Anasept)...

The challenges of abdominal wall defects: algorithmic integration of a placenta-derived allograft

The individual in this manuscript provided the primary author with written informed consent for images obtained and for publication of these case details. As this was a single case report on the use...

Fetal bovine acellular dermal matrix for the closure of diabetic foot ulcers: a prospective randomised controlled trial

This prospective multi-centre RCT demonstrated that FBADM plus SOC led to a significantly greater number of patients with DFUs achieving complete wound closure in 12 weeks compared with SOC alone. The...

Clinical and cost efficacy of advanced wound care matrices in the treatment of venous leg ulcers: a systematic review

We sought to analyse products that have been identified in the literature as advanced matrices in the treatment of VLUs. These products were determined to be: advanced matrix (AM) (Talymed, Marine...

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for paediatric patients: an unintended consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic

With approval from the hospital's Institutional Review Board, a retrospective review was conducted of patients 18 years of age or younger who were referred for HBOT at our tertiary wound care and...

Single use negative pressure wound therapy in vascular patients: clinical and economic outcomes

Data were extracted retrospectively from patient notes on patients consecutively treated for femoral endarterectomy between January 2013 and December 2019. The sNPWT system was introduced into...