Ulcers an post-thrombotic syndrome: a therapeutic challenge

Many of the ulcers we may find in our daily clinical practice develop in the context of a post-thrombotic syndrome. It is important to...

Iron, ochre dermatitis and venous disease

The idea of talking about iron and venous ulcer came to me when I read an article that has just been published on the...

Bandages impregnated with zinc oxide: Unna boot and much more

Unna boot is not something new. In fact, it's something very old (almost as old as punch grafting:). I was waiting for the slightest...

New recommendations about compression therapy

There's a big news flash! A very relevant consensus document on compression therapy has just been published: Risks and contraindications of medical compression treatment...

Chronic venous insufficiency from a dermatological perspective

"Chronic venous insufficiency from a dermatological perspective." This was the title of my lecture at the 7th Congress of the Spanish Society of Wounds...

Fibrinous tissue in venous ulcers: what are we talking about?

You have probably used and heard many times the sentence "fibrinous tissue in the wound bed". You may also have been curious to know...

Suspected infection in a leg ulcer: swab or punch biopsy?

We have a patient with a venous ulcer, for severeal months, which has been stagnant for two weeks. Exudate has increased despite adequate compressive...

Vitamins, folic acid, proteins and venous ulcer

What would you include in a blood test for a patient with a venous ulcer? What alterations would you expect to find, whose...

Sclerotherapy gains against recurrence of venous leg ulcers

Recently, the 45th National Congress of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology took place in Madrid, where, with Dr. Rita Cabeza, I had the honour...

Why animals do not develop venous ulcers?

Surely this question has ever crossed your mind... In this post we are going to see why vets never have to treat venous ulcers,...

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