VenUS III: a randomised controlled trial of therapeutic ultrasound in the management of venous leg ulcers

Watson JM, Kang'ombe AR, Soares MO, Chuang L-H, Worthy G, Bland JM, Iglesias C, Cullum N, Torgerson D, Nelson EA
Record ID 32010000258
Authors' objectives:

To compare the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of low-dose ultrasound delivered in conjunction with standard care against standard care alone in the treatment of hard-to-heal venous ulcers.

Authors' recommendations: Study found no additional clinical benefit from low dose ultrasound weekly for hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers, though costs were greater and adverse events more frequent.
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
  • Venous Insufficiency
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health and Care Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
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Copyright: 2011 Queen’s Printer and Controller of HMSO
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