Prognostic factors associated with healing of venous leg ulcers: a multicentre, prospective, cohort study (pages 1106–1113)
G. Chaby, P. Senet, O. Ganry, A. Caudron, D. Thuillier, C. Debure, S. Meaume, F. Truchetet, P. Combemale, F. Skowron, P. Joly, C. Lok and for the Angio-Dermatology Group of the French Society of Dermatology
Article first published online: 31 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12570
What's already known about this topic?
- Despite advances in venous leg ulcer (VLU) management, the time to ulcer healing generally remains long.
- Some prognostic markers of healing have been evaluated, mostly in retrospective studies.
What does this study add?
- In this prospective, multicentre, cohort study, complete healing of long-standing, large VLUs at 6 months was independently associated with ablation of the incompetent superficial vein and percentage of wound area reduction after the first 4 weeks of treatment.