Is the wearing of elastic stockings for half a day as effective as wearing them for the entire day?

@article{Belczak2010IsTW,
  title={Is the wearing of elastic stockings for half a day as effective as wearing them for the entire day?},
  author={Cleusa Ema Quilici Belczak and Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy and Raquel N{\'u}{\~n}ez Ramos and Marcos Andr{\'e} Matos de Oliveira and Sergio Quilici Belczak and Roberto Augusto Caffaro},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={162}
}
Background  There is good evidence for the use of compression for some clinical indications but little is known about dosimetry in compression. 
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