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Cochrane Database Investigates the Utility of Compression Stockings in Venous Ulcer Patients says Buffalo Vein Expert
Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cochrane database investigates whether compression stockings are beneficial ...


The Cochrane database investigates the utility of compression stockings in patients who DO NOT have an active venous stasis ulcer and in patients who DO NOT have a healed venous stasis ulcer and reported that :


  1. The symptoms subjectively improved with the wearing of stockings across trials that assessed this outcome
  2. There is insufficient, high quality evidence to determine whether or not compression stockings are effective as the sole and initial treatment of varicose veins in people without healed or active venous ulceration, or whether any type of stocking is superior to any other type


As such, they recommended randomized controlled trials (RCT) to investigate whether patients with "varices either wearing or not wearing compression stockings to assess the efficacy of this intervention".


The study is reported by S Shingler and colleagues in Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Nov 9;(11).



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