Winnie T Furlong

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A multicenter prospective randomized clinical trial was undertaken to compare two foam dressings (Allevyn Hydrocellular, Smith & Nephew and Mepilex, Molnlycke Health Care AB) in the management of chronic venous leg ulceration. Patients were also randomized to two compression bandage systems (4-layer vs. cohesive short stretch) as a factorial design. Those(More)
This article explores the numerous factors that influence compliance in the management of venous disease. The nurse's/health practitioner's role is highlighted as being pivotal in promoting compliance or non-compliance. The literature suggests there are many components that influence compliance, varying from impersonal relationships, treatment regimes and(More)
This paper is a sequel to the article 'How often should patients in compression have ABPI recorded?' ( Furlong, 2013 ). Monitoring ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) is essential, especially in those patients wearing compression hosiery, as it can change over time ( Simon et al, 1994 ; Pankhurst, 2004 ), particularly in the presence of peripheral arterial(More)
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