Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Compression + early ablation tied to faster leg ulcer healing

(HealthDay)—Early endovenous ablation of superficial venous reflux results in faster healing of venous leg ulcers and more time free from ulcers, compared with deferring endovenous ablation until after ulcer healing, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trial finds aspirin does not speed leg ulcer healing

Suggestions that aspirin may help treat venous leg ulcers have been rebutted by University of Auckland research, leaving the sufferers with compression therapy, a treatment known since the 17th Century.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Platelet-rich plasma effective for chronic venous leg ulcers

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic venous leg ulcers, autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is safe and effective, with highly significant improvement in ulcer size compared to conventional treatment, according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hyperbaric oxygen Tx beneficial for systemic sclerosis ulcers

(HealthDay)—Adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may be beneficial for treatment of systemic sclerosis (SSc) ulcers, according to a report published online Feb. 23 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

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