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Martorell Hypertensive Ischemic Leg Ulcer: An Underdiagnosed Entity©
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PMID:  23151767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE:: To enhance the learner's competence with knowledge of care for patients with Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcers. TARGET AUDIENCE:: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. OBJECTIVES:: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Demonstrate knowledge of the pathogenesis of Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcers (HYTILU) and differentiation of this ulcer from other causes of painful leg ulcers.2. Apply current treatment recommendations for Martorell HYTILU to patient case scenarios. ABSTRACT: Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcer represents rapidly progressive and extremely painful ulcers that are frequently underdiagnosed. These occur most commonly on the lateral-dorsal calf and are associated with hypertension and diabetes. This article will synthesize a review of the literature for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of this painful debilitating condition.
Authors:
Afsaneh Alavi; Dieter Mayer; Jürg Hafner; R Gary Sibbald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in skin & wound care     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1538-8654     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Skin Wound Care     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100911021     Medline TA:  Adv Skin Wound Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  563-572     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Afsaneh Alavi, MD, FRCPC • Dermatologist • University of Toronto, Women's College Hospital • Toronto, Ontario, Canada Dieter Mayer, MD • Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery • Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Zurich • Zurich, Switzerland Jürg Hafner, MD • Professor of Dermatology • University Hospital of Zurich • Zurich, Switzerland R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC(Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA • Professor of Public Health and Medicine • University of Toronto • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Director • International Interprofessional Wound Care Course & Masters of Science in Community Health (Prevention & Wound Care) • Dalla Lana School of Public Health • University of Toronto • Past President World Union of Wound Healing Societies • Clinical Editor • Advances in Skin & Wound Care • Ambler, Pennsylvania.
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