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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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Improved leg ulcer healing with hair follicle punch graft

(HealthDay)—For patients with venous leg ulcers, ulcer healing is significantly increased using hair follicle punch scalp grafts, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy ...

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Aspirin to improve leg ulcers

Researchers are looking at whether aspirin can improve the healing rates of leg ulcers in older adults.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Evidence lacking for PT in patients with venous leg ulcers

(HealthDay)—Further research is needed to understand the role of physical therapy in healing and quality of life (QOL) in patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs), according to a systematic review published in the March issue ...

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