Compression modalities and dressings

Their use in venous ulcers

Kimberly Sackheim, Tami S. De Araujo, Robert Kirsner

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Abstract

Among the standard of care for venous ulcer treatment are the use of compression therapy to reverse the effect of venous hypertension and the use of occlusive dressings to maintain a moist wound-healing environment and for treatment of abnormalities of the ulcer bed. The use of multilayered elastic bandages for compression in patients with normal arterial flow currently provides the treatment with the highest level of evidence for treatment of venous ulcers. Additionally, treatment of the ulcer bed, especially with cadexemer iodine dressings, is also supported by evidence from randomized controlled trials, whereas newer dressings provide less well proven alternative opportunities to speed the healing of venous ulcers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-347
Number of pages10
JournalDermatologic Therapy
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

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Varicose Ulcer
Bandages
Ulcer
Therapeutics
Occlusive Dressings
Compression Bandages
Standard of Care
Iodine
Wound Healing
Randomized Controlled Trials
Hypertension

Keywords

  • Elastic and nonelastic compression
  • Occlusive dressings
  • Venous ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Compression modalities and dressings : Their use in venous ulcers. / Sackheim, Kimberly; De Araujo, Tami S.; Kirsner, Robert.

In: Dermatologic Therapy, Vol. 19, No. 6, 01.11.2006, p. 338-347.

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Sackheim, Kimberly ; De Araujo, Tami S. ; Kirsner, Robert. / Compression modalities and dressings : Their use in venous ulcers. In: Dermatologic Therapy. 2006 ; Vol. 19, No. 6. pp. 338-347.
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