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Varicose Ulcer (Ulcer, Venous) Summary

Description: Skin breakdown or ulceration caused by varicose veins in which there is too much hydrostatic pressure in the superficial venous system of the leg. Venous hypertension leads to increased pressure in the capillary bed, transudation of fluid and proteins into the interstitial space, altering blood flow and supply of nutrients to the skin and subcutaneous tissues, and eventual ulceration.

Also Known As: Ulcer, Venous; Venous Ulcer; Venous Hypertension Ulcers; Venous Stasis Ulcers; Hypertension Ulcer, Venous Show All >>

Networked: 637 relevant articles (70 outcomes, 135 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Varicose Ulcer

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Pentoxifylline (Trental) : 6 outcomes 5 studies in 16 results : FDA 11 Generic
  2. cadexomer iodine : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 7 results : IBA
  3. Oxygen : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 17 results : IBA
  4. Collagen : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 9 results : IBA
  5. Silver : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 7 results : IBA
  6. Diosmin (Daflon) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 7 results : IBA
  7. Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  8. Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator (Urokinase) : 2 outcomes in 4 results : FDA 2
  9. Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins (Growth Factors) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 14 results : IBA
  10. alginic acid (sodium alginate) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 6 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Varicose Ulcer

  1. Ulcer
  2. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
  3. Pressure Ulcer (Bedsore)
  4. Infection
  5. Edema
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Key Therapies for Varicose Ulcer

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  1. Compression Bandages : 5 outcomes 9 studies in 33 results
  2. Bandages (Bandage) : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 20 results
  3. Transplants (Transplant) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 33 results
  4. Debridement : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 16 results
  5. Compression Stockings : 2 outcomes 1 study in 14 results
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