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Does topical wound oxygen (TWO2) offer an improved outcome over conventional compression dressings (CCD) in the management of refractory venous ulcers (RVU)? A parallel observational comparative study.Tawfick, W; Sultan, S; Western Vascular Institute (WVI), Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University College Hospital Galway (UCHG), Galway, Ireland. email@example.com (European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 2009-07)Topical wound oxygen (TWO(2)) may help wound healing in the management of refractory venous ulcers (RVU). The aim of this study was to measure the effect of TWO(2) on wound healing using the primary end-point of the proportion of ulcers healed at 12 weeks. Secondary end-points were time to full healing, percentage of reduction in ulcer size, pain reduction, recurrence rates and Quality-Adjusted Time Spent Without Symptoms of disease and Toxicity of Treatment (Q-TWiST).