[Therapy of ulcus cruris venosum].

Wound healing in venous leg ulcers is a highly complex, dynamic process that is influenced by a number of factors. The primary task of local therapy is to support this natural healing process. While a number of therapeutic agents are available, in most cases their efficacy has yet to be established in controlled prospective studies in the sense of evidence-based medicine. Thus, the physician is left with the task of drawing up individual therapy plans for each patient according to the state of the wound. Compression bandages or stockings form the mainstay of treatment, generally in combination with moist dressings for chronic wounds.
AuthorsS Braun, M Jünger
JournalDer Hautarzt; Zeitschrift für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete (Hautarzt) Vol. 54 Issue 11 Pg. 1059-64 (Nov 2003) ISSN: 0017-8470 [Print] Germany
Vernacular TitleTherapie des Ulcus cruris venosum.
PMID14593463 (Publication Type: Comparative Study, English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Colloids
  • Hydrogels
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local (administration & dosage)
  • Bandages
  • Bandages, Hydrocolloid
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (administration & dosage)
  • Colloids
  • Debridement (methods)
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Hydrogels (administration & dosage)
  • Occlusive Dressings
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome (complications)
  • Varicose Ulcer (etiology, therapy)
  • Venous Insufficiency (complications)
  • Wound Healing (drug effects)
  • Wound Infection (therapy)

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