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Guidelines for the management of leg ulcers in Ireland
Grace, Pierce (editor)
Venous ulceration has long been seen as a Cinderella condition. This attitude has changed in recent time with the demonstration that control of venous hypertension using sophisticated compression systems, brings about healing in the majority of patients, without requirement for expensive in-hospital facilities. That challenges are now to achieve healing in resistant groups and to accelerate healing in others. Exciting new information is beginning to emerge from studies of local wound and systematic host molecular changes. It is clear that analysis of sequences of these molecular events in critical to the development of cytokine strategies capable of altering wound healing. It is probable that many ulcers in the future will be treated by a combination of local mechanical approaches and local systemic molecular strategies.
Keyword(s): MEDICAL TREATMENT; HYPERTENSION
Publication Date:
2002
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): University of Limerick
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Smith & Nephew
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