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Management of patients with venous ulcers in the community setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10745765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Venous ulcers, a chronic disabling condition, present a complex management challenge to the interdisciplinary team in the community setting. The incidence of venous ulcers is increasing as the population ages with such comorbidities as congestive heart failure (CHF), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), obesity, and others. Disability associated with venous ulcers may increase caregiver burden in accomplishing the patient's activities of daily living (ADL), and handicap may exist from difficulty in community participation because of impaired mobility. Venous hypertension, the primary culprit in venous ulcerations, must be managed with an arsenal of strategies to control the underlying condition, heal the wound, and prevent recurrence.
S S Thomason
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Home care provider     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1084-628X     ISO Abbreviation:  Home Care Provid     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-27     Completed Date:  2000-07-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9605410     Medline TA:  Home Care Provid     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-61; quiz 162-3     Citation Subset:  N    
SCI/D Home Care Program, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Fla., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Community Health Nursing / methods*
Home Care Services*
Nursing Assessment
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Patient Care Team
Quality Indicators, Health Care
Risk Factors
Varicose Ulcer / etiology,  nursing*,  physiopathology
Wound Healing

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