Wondgenezing bij veneuze ulcera; het mechanisme, de aanpak en moderne ontwikkelingen

Translated title of the contribution: Wound healing in venous ulcers; mechanisms, approach and modern developments

S. Gibbs*, H. M. Van Den Hoogenband, E. M. De Boer

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Abstract

A large proportion of the population, particularly the elderly, suffer from venous insufficiency which regularly leads to the development of leg ulcers. Delayed wound healing is a major problem in ulcers making them a target for both conventional and newly developed advanced therapies. Good compression therapy and wound cleansing are essential for wound healing. A number of advanced local application therapies are currently being developed that are aimed particularly at the 'hard-to-heal' group. These therapies include the application of tissue-engineered skin substitutes.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)635-640
Number of pages6
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume151
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2007

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