Consensus And Supplements


  1. Supplement : Chronic oedema, compression therapy and static stiffness indexVIEW PDF

    June 2013 Volume 9 Issue 2

    Chronic oedema is a term used for swelling that has been present for at least 3 months in a limb or limbs and/or mid-line structures, such as the trunk, head, neck, or genitalia, and is often associated with leg ulceration (Moffatt et al, 2003). Moffatt...

  2. Supplement : New research in compression therapy principlesVIEW PDF

    June 2013 Volume 9 Issue 2

    Compression therapy is the most important treatment modality for venous leg ulcer healing and prevention of recurrence. Therapy is applied mainly by bandages or hosiery, with the highest pressure applied at the ankle and with the pressure gradually reduced...

  3. Supplement : Practical tips: Skin care for the lower limb affected by venous diseaseVIEW PDF

    June 2013 Volume 9 Issue 2

    It is important for the clinician to be aware of the underlying causes of skin problems. A knowledge and understanding of skin conditions provides the healthcare professional with an opportunity for an accurate and enhanced diagnosis and a more effective...

  4. Key considerations in choice of wound management therapeutics - a USA perspective
    Key considerations in choice of wound management therapeutics - a USA perspectiveVIEW PDF

    This article focuses on an expert panel meeting that considered the clinical performance attributes of two wound care modalities - generic NPWT and an innovative wound care dressing (sachet S) utilising Hydration Response Technology (HRT) - in order to provide...

  5. Supplement: Assessing efficacy of a TLC-NOSF dressing on DFUs:  The Explorer study
    Supplement: Assessing efficacy of a TLC-NOSF dressing on DFUs: The Explorer studyVIEW PDF

    March 2013 Volume 9 Issue 1

    The announcement by Urgo Medical of the pioneering Explorer study into the efficacy of UrgoStart® Contact for treating diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is an exciting development in the management of these potentially devastating wounds. Some 2–10% of people...

  6. Supplement: Comparing wound  classification systems: Impact on diabetic heel ulceration
    Supplement: Comparing wound classification systems: Impact on diabetic heel ulcerationVIEW PDF

    March 2013 Volume 9 Issue 1

    Background: Ulcer classification systems can provide a framework for healthcare staff to predict potential risk and prompt the right care at the right time. Aim: To explore if consensus is achieved when two wound classification systems are applied to grade...

  7. Supplement: Diabetic foot ulcer management in the community
    Supplement: Diabetic foot ulcer management in the communityVIEW PDF

    March 2013 Volume 9 Issue 1

    Foot ulcers affect as many as 1 in 10 people with diabetes and it is important for people with this condition to understand the potentially severe consequences of leaving a foot ulcer untreated. Even small ulcers on the foot can represent a serious risk because...

  8. Supplement: Improving outcomes in diabetic foot care: Collaboration and education the order of the day
    Supplement: Improving outcomes in diabetic foot care: Collaboration and education the order of the dayVIEW PDF

    March 2013 Volume 9 Issue 1

    Twenty-two years ago, I entered the brave – relatively new – world of the tissue viability nurse (TVN), in a busy city hospital. The hospital included a specialist diabetes ward, vascular service, and large renal unit. Not surprisingly, my first thoughts...

  9. Supplement: Management of heel pressure ulcers among inpatients  with diabetes
    Supplement: Management of heel pressure ulcers among inpatients with diabetes VIEW PDF

    March 2013 Volume 9 Issue 1

    Approximately 6000 people with diabetes undergo leg, foot, or toe amputations each year in England, many of which are avoidable. The risk of lower extremity amputation for people with diabetes is ≥20 times that of people without diabetes. Major amputation...

  10. Supplement: No foot is an island
    Supplement: No foot is an islandVIEW PDF

    March 2013 Volume 9 Issue 1

    Foot ulcers are a common cause of hospital admission in people with diabetes and cause great expense to the NHS, yet patients are not consistently receiving optimal foot care from a multidisciplinary team – and the team is incomplete without the patient....