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  1. Successful management of a venous leg ulcer using Durafiber dressings
    Successful management of a venous leg ulcer using Durafiber dressings VIEW PDF
    December 2012 3(4)

    This case was included as part of a 10-patient clinical evaluation series to evaluate the acceptability of Durafiber(Smith & Nephew, a new highly absorbent dressing for medium-to-heavily exuding wounds. Clinicians from three centres in the UK were involved...

  2. A new treatment for the management of a chronic venous leg ulcer
    A new treatment for the management of a chronic venous leg ulcer
    Wounds International, Vol 1; Issue 3

    This case study highlights the challenges of managing a patient with a hard-to-heal wound and lymphoedema. It explores the use of an advanced wound care treatment together with a holistic approach to care, which has led to a significant improvement in the...

  3. Lower limb cellulitis: a dermatological perspective VIEW PDF

    Skin disease such as venous eczema and tinea pedis are often overlooked as primary causes of lower limb cellulitis. This article will look at the management of these two common skin conditions as well as the diagnosis and management of lower limb cellulitis....

  4. The efficacy of Laplace's equation in calculating bandage pressure in venous leg ulcers VIEW PDF

    Compression is generally considered to be the standard therapy for the treatment of venous leg ulcers. It controls oedema and supports venous blood flow to the heart. This article presents results from three studies comparing a new two-layer compression system...

  5. Leg ulcer management in patients with chronic oedema VIEW PDF

    Chronic oedema is a long-term condition that causes disruption to patients' lives and can be costly to treat if managed inappropriately. Leg ulcers in patients with chronic oedema occur more frequently than acknowledged by many healthcare professionals. Patients...

  6. Leg ulcer management: how addressing a patient's pain can improve concordance VIEW PDF

    This case report focuses on a patient who had experience repeated episodes of leg ulceration over a period of five years. It explores the way her experience of pain affected concordance with treatment.

  7. Avoiding allergic reactions in skin VIEW PDF

    Patients with venous leg ulcers are more prone to allergic contact dermatitis from common dressings and treatments, so it is important to know how to recognise the symptoms and how to stop such allergies from recurring.

  8. Bilateral leg ulcer of unknown origin treated with honey and bandaging VIEW PDF

    Case report of an 82 year old female who presented with bilateral leg ulcers of unknown origin.

  9. Treating an elderly patient's leg wound with topical negative pressure VIEW PDF

    This case report looks at a patient who injured her leg in the garden and who subsequently developed an infection.

  10. What is a venous leg ulcer VIEW PDF

    Venous leg ulcers can be chronic, painful conditions, so it is vital for healthcare professionals to understand the anatomy of the lower leg, the aetiology of various problems associated with low venous return and recognise underlying conditions in order to...