Venous Ulcers

Edited by

  • John Bergan, Vein Institute of La Jolla, CA, U.S.A.
  • Cynthia Shortell, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, U.S.A.

One of the only books discussing new advances in venous ulcer therapy, Venous Ulcers provides a comprehensive look at the molecular biology and pathophysiology of venous ulcers. It discusses the many new treatments currently being used that offer non-invasive treatment options to patients with venous ulcerations.
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Primary: Researchers & clinicians in dermatology and cosmetic surgerySecondary: Students in dermatology and cosmetic surgery


Book information

  • Published: August 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373565-2

Table of Contents

SECTION I. ETIOLOGY AND INITIAL EVALUATION OF THE PATIENT WITH CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCYInflammation and the Pathophysiology of Chronic Venous Disease: Molecular Mechanisms Microcirculation in Chronic Venous InsufficiencyEpidemiology of Venous UlcersLower Extremity Ultrasound Evaluation and Mapping for evaluation of chronic venous diseaseHypercoagulable States Associated with Chronic Venous InsufficiencyThe Chronically Swollen Leg: Finding the Cause - Theory and PracticeSECTION II.NON-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCYCompression Therapy of Chronic Venous Insufficiency Wound Healing Adjuvant Therapy and Treatment AdherenceNegative Pressure Dressings in Venous UlcersDeep Venous Thrombosis and Prevention of the Post-Thrombotic SyndromeSECTION III.THERAPUTIC PROCEDURES FOR CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCYResults Comparing Compression Alone vs. Compression and Surgery in Treating Venous UlcerationSuperficial Surgery and Perforator Interruption in the Treatment of Venous Leg UlcersEndovascular Techniques for Superficial Vein Ablation in Treatment of Venous UlcersTreatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency with Foam SclerotherapyFoam Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers, the Initial ExperienceFoam Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers, a Continuing ExperienceUltrasound Guidance for Endovenous TreatmentRepair of Venous Valves in Severe Chronic Venous Insufficiency SECTION IV.SPECIAL TOPICSTreatment of venous and combined ulcers with free tissue transfer for limb salvageDiagnosis and Treatment of Major Venous Obstruction in Chronic Venous InsufficiencyThe Venous Ulcer and Arterial InsufficiencyTopical negative pressure techniques in chronic leg ulcers A Treatment Algorithm for Venous Ulcer: Current GuidelinesEPILOGUE