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Profiling of moisture status in venous leg ulcers

Burke, Joshua and Khanbhai, Mustafa and McCollum, Charles and Connolly, Patricia (2013) Profiling of moisture status in venous leg ulcers. European Wound Management Journal, 13 (1). p. 82. ISSN 1609-2759

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Abstract

The most important factors in the management of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are leg elevation and compression. However, moisture content and its role in VLU healing is not known. The aim of this study was to assess wound moisture levels and to evaluate correlation with ulcer healing.