The Impact of Lower Extremity Venous Ulcers due to Chronic Venous Insufficiency on Quality of Life

@article{Koupidis2008TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Lower Extremity Venous Ulcers due to Chronic Venous Insufficiency on Quality of Life},
  author={Sotirios A. Koupidis and Kosmas I Paraskevas and Vassilios Stathopoulos and Dimitri P. Mikhailidis},
  journal={The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={105 - 109}
}
Lower extremity venous ulcers comprise a complex medical and social issue. The conservative and/or surgical management of venous ulcers is often inadequate. In addition, the psychosocial aspect of the disease is often overlooked and most often undertreated. Common symptoms such as pain, low self-esteem and patient isolation are usually not recognized and therefore not adequately managed.This mini-review summarizes the current data on the management of lower extremity venous ulcers and their… CONTINUE READING
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