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Venous leg ulcers

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...

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...

A dual compression system: preliminary clinical insights from the US

In the US, chronic wounds affect 6.5–7 million patients,5,6 with most occurring on the distal part of the lower extremity. Chronic wounds include diabetic foot ulcers, VLUs, mixed-aetiology leg...

Biomodulation induced by fluorescent light energy versus standard of care in venous leg ulcers: a retrospective study

This study was conducted in compliance with the ethical principles that have their origin in the Declaration of Helsinki, ICH/GCPs & ISO 14155:2011 and all applicable local/national regulatory...

Risk of falling for people with venous leg ulcers: a literature review

It is estimated that 30% of people over the age of 65 years fall annually, and this figure rises to 50% in people over the age of 80 years.1,2 Falls cost the NHS £2.3 billion annually,2 which is a...

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