Brenda King

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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)
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)