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A 24-hour interval compression plan for managing chronic oedema: part 1—the science and theory behind the concept

The 24-hour interval compression plan creates a clinician and patient partnership using a compression regimen comprising a range of devices with dedicated self-selected intervals to remove, reapply or...

Health-related quality of life and assessment in patients with lower limb lymphoedema: a systematic review

We included published studies that assessed HRQoL in adults with LLL aged 18 and over. Only articles reported in the English language were included. Studies that were conducted using participants with...

Does social support impact on venous ulcer healing or recurrence?

A search was conducted to retrieve any literature which specifically focused on the role of social support in patients with chronic wounds and/or venous leg ulceration. Electronic databases MEDLINE...

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...

Negative pressure wound therapy for patients with hard-to-heal wounds: a systematic review

A systematic review of qualitative studies was conducted, and used the ENTREQ (enhancing transparency in reporting the synthesis of qualitative research) was used to report the synthesis and...

Managing the nutritional needs of palliative care patients

There are a number of factors that can affect the nutritional status of palliative patients and these vary according to their diagnosis. Although palliative patients are a heterogeneous group,...

Patients' experiences of negative pressure wound therapy for the treatment of wounds: a review

There is evidence to show that significant pain is often experienced by patients during wound care, specifically in relation to dressing changes.10 Therefore, pain may impact on patients' concordance...

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