Guidelines for the management of leg ulcers in Ireland

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/246532
Title:
Guidelines for the management of leg ulcers in Ireland
Authors:
Grace, Pierce (editor)
Affiliation:
University of Limerick
Publisher:
Smith & Nephew
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/246532
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
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.
Keywords:
MEDICAL TREATMENT; HYPERTENSION
Local subject classification:
LEG ULCERS; WOUND CARE
ISSN:
095424740X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGrace, Pierce (editor)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-02T11:06:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-02T11:06:47Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.issn095424740X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/246532-
dc.descriptionVenous 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.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSmith & Nephewen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL TREATMENTen_GB
dc.subjectHYPERTENSIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherLEG ULCERSen_GB
dc.subject.otherWOUND CAREen_GB
dc.titleGuidelines for the management of leg ulcers in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Limericken_GB
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