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A review of the literature on the use of photoplethysmography as an assessment tool to identify the presence of venous insufficiency.
Brenda King conducted an audit to identify how many patients do not have adequate footwear as a consequence of wearing bandages and dressings on their feet and legs, and discusses the impact this has on quality of life.
To establish the cost effectiveness of community leg ulcer clinics using four-layer compression bandaging and the care provided by district nurses, a randomised controlled trial was set up in eight community-based research clinics in four trusts, funded by Trent Regional Health Authority. The main outcomes monitored were the amount of time needed to… (More)
Venous ulcers, sometimes termed varicose or stasis ulcers, are a consequence of damage to the valves in the veins of the legs, leading to raised venous pressure. They are characterized by a cyclical pattern of healing and recurrence. There is a need to have a thorough assessment of patients with leg ulcers by an appropriately experienced clinician to… (More)
Practitioners can do much to ensure that wound care benefits from practice based commissioning, although the actions needed to achieve this are complex and time-consuming. This paper describes the key issues to consider.
AIM This paper is a report of a study to examine, from the perspective of patients, the impact of venous leg ulcers on health-related quality of life in current and former intravenous drug users and the general population. BACKGROUND Venous ulceration can be caused by intravenous drug use. There has been little examination on how this affects the quality… (More)