Prise en charge de l'ulcère de jambe d'origine veineuse [Management of venous leg ulcers].

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serval:BIB_0AB0433DCCE1
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Prise en charge de l'ulcère de jambe d'origine veineuse [Management of venous leg ulcers].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Noël B.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/2005
Volume
1
Number
16
Pages
1062-6, 1068
Language
french
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Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Abstract
Leg ulcers are a major health and economic problem especially in elderly. More than 70% are associated with venous disease. Compressive therapy is the most effective treatment but bandages are often poorly tolerated and well trained nurses are required to apply them effectively. In recent years, the VAC system (vacuum assisted closure) has profoundly changed the wound healing approach. The objective is now to regenerate the tissues and not to replace them with skin grafts which give uncertain results. The other important challenge is to prevent recurrences. New pharmacologic treatments acting on microcirculation and hemostasis would probably appear in the near future opening new therapeutic perspectives.
Keywords
Humans, Varicose Ulcer/diagnosis, Varicose Ulcer/therapy
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