This website is intended for Medical Professionals only. By using this site you confirm that you are a healthcare professional.

News
Imaging Breast Implant Rupture Dr Pierre Vassallo - Breast augmentation is the most common form ... (18 May 2018)
The 39th World Medical & Health Games ... Sports Director Pierre Chicco talks Medigames with TheSynapse. ... (18 May 2018)
Maddy's Pandora: Cherry Blossoms and ... Michelle Muscat   i2i Publishing; 200 pages; £8.95 ... (18 May 2018)
Is this disseminated ovarian cancer or not? Short accounts of interesting cases, some medical disasters, ... (18 May 2018)
Rare diseases - why bother? Dr Frans Agius   (18 May 2018)
Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:36

Exercise May Benefit Patients with Leg Ulcers Featured

Rate this item
(0 votes)

A preliminary British Journal of Dermatology study suggests that ulcers in the legs may heal faster with exercise.

In the study of 39 patients with venous leg ulcers who were randomized to compression therapy plus supervised exercise (including aerobic, resistance and flexibility elements) or compression therapy only, ulcer healing time was lower in the exercise group (13 versus 35 weeks).

"Although this is a feasibility study and we can't draw any final conclusions from it, our findings suggest that people with ulcers not only enjoy taking part in a supervised exercise scheme, staying in the programme until the end, but may also draw multiple benefits from it, offering reduction in treatment costs as well," said chief investigator and lead author Dr. Markos Klonizakis, of Sheffield Hallam University, in the UK. "Having proven that such a programme is workable for everyone involved, we will now seek funding to test the main study hypothesis in seven regions across England."


Source: Wiley
Full bibliographic information:
Supervised exercise training as an adjunct therapy for venous leg ulcers: a randomised controlled feasibility trial
British Journal of Dermatology, October 2017

Read 741 times

TheSynapse Videos

0
0
0
0
0
0

Latest news

Highlights

  • WASP Course in Bahrain

    WASP Course, led by Prof Victor Grech and Prof Charles Savona Ventura, has recently organised a course in Bahrain. Co-hosted with Arabian Gulf University, the course, on how to write a scientific paper, focused on quantitative analysis methods and was targeted for medical doctors and allied health professionals.

    Written on April 24, 2018 Read more...

SPONSOR MESSAGE

Join

Connect with other Medical Professionals on fb in a closed facebook group

Login

Template Settings

Theme Colors

Cyan Red Green Oranges Teal

Layout

Wide Boxed Framed Rounded
Patterns for Layour: Boxed, Framed, Rounded
Top
We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More details…