Managing the patient with venous ulcers

Tami De Araujo, Isabel Valencia, Daniel G. Federman, Robert S. Kirsner

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Abstract

Venous disease is the most common cause of leg ulcers. The refractory nature of venous ulcers affects the quality of life and work productivity of those persons afflicted. This, in combination with the high costs of long-term therapy, makes venous ulcers a major health problem in developed countries. Management of venous leg ulcers is based on understanding pathophysiologic abnormalities. In recent years, identifying prognostic factors for healing and developing novel therapeutic approaches for venous ulcers have offered valuable tools for the management of patients with this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-334
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume138
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 18 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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