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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153344
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Managing Venous Leg Ulcers
Abstract:
Managing Venous Leg Ulcers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Borges, Eline Lima, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Title:Faculty member
Co-Authors:Dacle Vilma Carvalho, PhD, RN and Elenice D. R. de Paula Lima, PhD, RN
[Research Presentation] Introduction:á Venous leg ulceration is a frequent disabling condition, costly and resistant to treatment, which causes physical and social discomfort. It is estimated that between 3 to 5% of the population over 65 years old suffer from this aggravation. The incidence tends to rise with the aging of the population and increased risk factors, such as smoking, diabetes, and obesity. Several diseases, including disorders and metabolic deficiencies may result in venous lower leg ulceration. The main etiology is the peripheral vascular disease of legs and feet. Venous ulcers recur in approximately 70% of cases. To treat patients with venous lower leg ulcerations, a protocol was implemented in dermatological outpatient care setting in a hospital in Brazil. The protocol starts with full clinical history and careful examination of the wound and legs. Following this first assessment, the wound is cleansed only with warm saline solution and dressed with Hydrocolloid or Alginate dressings, depending on the wound characteristic. Patient's health education is provided as to hasten the wound healing. Objective: This retrospective study had the purpose to evaluate the effectiveness of this protocol after two years of implementation, hopefully adding with sound data for evidence-based practice in the treatment of lower leg venous ulcer. Methodology: After IRB's approval and patientÆs consent, data were collected from charts and follow up records of 29 patients with venous leg ulceration treated according to the protocol. Results:áPatients had venous ulceration from 2 to 30 years when starting the treatment. All participants ended up with had their ulcers healed and showed total or partial regression of lower leg edema. Older ulcers tended to take longer to cicatrize but chi square results were not statistically significant for duration of the wound and cicatrisation time. The protocol proved to be effective.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleManaging Venous Leg Ulcersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153344-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Managing Venous Leg Ulcers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Borges, Eline Lima, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Faculty member</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eborges@enf.ufmg.br</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Dacle Vilma Carvalho, PhD, RN and Elenice D. R. de Paula Lima, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Introduction:&aacute; Venous leg ulceration is a frequent disabling condition, costly and resistant to treatment, which causes physical and social discomfort. It is estimated that between 3 to 5% of the population over 65 years old suffer from this aggravation. The incidence tends to rise with the aging of the population and increased risk factors, such as smoking, diabetes, and obesity. Several diseases, including disorders and metabolic deficiencies may result in venous lower leg ulceration. The main etiology is the peripheral vascular disease of legs and feet. Venous ulcers recur in approximately 70% of cases. To treat patients with venous lower leg ulcerations, a protocol was implemented in dermatological outpatient care setting in a hospital in Brazil. The protocol starts with full clinical history and careful examination of the wound and legs. Following this first assessment, the wound is cleansed only with warm saline solution and dressed with Hydrocolloid or Alginate dressings, depending on the wound characteristic. Patient's health education is provided as to hasten the wound healing. Objective: This retrospective study had the purpose to evaluate the effectiveness of this protocol after two years of implementation, hopefully adding with sound data for evidence-based practice in the treatment of lower leg venous ulcer. Methodology: After IRB's approval and patient&AElig;s consent, data were collected from charts and follow up records of 29 patients with venous leg ulceration treated according to the protocol. Results:&aacute;Patients had venous ulceration from 2 to 30 years when starting the treatment. All participants ended up with had their ulcers healed and showed total or partial regression of lower leg edema. Older ulcers tended to take longer to cicatrize but chi square results were not statistically significant for duration of the wound and cicatrisation time. The protocol proved to be effective.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:12:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:12:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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