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Management of patients with venous leg ulcers: Challenges and current best practice

Franks, Peter J.; Barker, Judith; Collier, Mark; Gethin, Georgina; Haesler, Emily; Jawien, Arkadiusz; Laeuchli, Severin; Mosti, Giovanni; Probst, Sebastian; Weller, Carolina

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It is well documented that the prevalence of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) is increasing, coinciding with an ageing population. Accurate global prevalence of VLUs is difficult to estimate due to the range of methodologies used in studies and accuracy of reporting.1 Venous ulceration is the most common type of leg ulceration and a significant clinical problem, affecting approximately 1% of the population and 3% of people over 80 years of age2 in westernised countries. Moreover, the global prevalence...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-06-11
Type: Journal issue
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/186650
Source: Journal of Wound Care
DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2016.25.Sup6.S1

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