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The role of vascular surgery in chronic leg ulcers: report from a specialized ulcer clinic.

Bjellerup, Mats LU and Akesson, Henrik (2002) In Acta Dermato-Venereologica 82(4). p.266-269
Abstract
Experience gained from cooperation between dermatologists and vascular surgeons in 177 patients evaluated at a joint leg ulcer clinic is reported. Patients were divided into two subgroups: (i) 86 patients with healed ulcers and (ii) 91 patients with ongoing therapy-resistant ulcers. Venous insufficiency was the most common etiology in both subgroups (87% and 55%, respectively). Of previous therapy-resistant ulcers, 71% were healed after the combined effort. The pattern of venous incompetence differed between the two subgroups; patients with isolated superficial disease constituting 68% and 26% of patients, respectively. In patients with therapy-resistant ulcers, those with isolated superficial venous insufficiency were found to have a... (More)
Experience gained from cooperation between dermatologists and vascular surgeons in 177 patients evaluated at a joint leg ulcer clinic is reported. Patients were divided into two subgroups: (i) 86 patients with healed ulcers and (ii) 91 patients with ongoing therapy-resistant ulcers. Venous insufficiency was the most common etiology in both subgroups (87% and 55%, respectively). Of previous therapy-resistant ulcers, 71% were healed after the combined effort. The pattern of venous incompetence differed between the two subgroups; patients with isolated superficial disease constituting 68% and 26% of patients, respectively. In patients with therapy-resistant ulcers, those with isolated superficial venous insufficiency were found to have a better prognosis than those with deep venous insufficiency. Cooperation between the dermatologist and vascular surgeon is a mainstay in order to take advantage of the possibilities offered by modern vascular surgery. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Experience gained from cooperation between dermatologists and vascular surgeons in 177 patients evaluated at a joint leg ulcer clinic is reported. Patients were divided into two subgroups: (i) 86 patients with healed ulcers and (ii) 91 patients with ongoing therapy-resistant ulcers. Venous insufficiency was the most common etiology in both subgroups (87% and 55%, respectively). Of previous therapy-resistant ulcers, 71% were healed after the combined effort. The pattern of venous incompetence differed between the two subgroups; patients with isolated superficial disease constituting 68% and 26% of patients, respectively. In patients with therapy-resistant ulcers, those with isolated superficial venous insufficiency were found to have a better prognosis than those with deep venous insufficiency. Cooperation between the dermatologist and vascular surgeon is a mainstay in order to take advantage of the possibilities offered by modern vascular surgery.},
  author       = {Bjellerup, Mats and Akesson, Henrik},
  issn         = {1651-2057},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {266--269},
  publisher    = {Medical Journals Limited},
  series       = {Acta Dermato-Venereologica},
  title        = {The role of vascular surgery in chronic leg ulcers: report from a specialized ulcer clinic.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/000155502320323225},
  volume       = {82},
  year         = {2002},
}