Ulcers

Chronic Ulcers: Updating Epidemiology, Physiopathology, and Therapies


Publishing date
17 May 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
28 Dec 2012

1Wound Healing Group, Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, 14.049-900 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

2Department of Pathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, 14.049-900 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

4Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


Chronic Ulcers: Updating Epidemiology, Physiopathology, and Therapies

Description

The leg ulcers constitute a major public health problem worldwide; its incidence and prevalence are rising with increasing life expectancy of the population and, consequently, an increase of chronic diseases. Except diabetic foot ulcers, there are few works about leg ulcer epidemiology in the literature, an important gap of the knowledge about leg ulcers and public health which must be searched to help this population. Additionally, considering the advance of diagnostic technologies nowadays, new concepts about their physiopathology deserve to be thoroughly studied and considered and also about therapies.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to improve the knowledge about leg ulcer epidemiology and etiology as venous ulcers, arterial, leprosy and autoimmune ones and new data about chronic wound physiopathology considering clinical and experimental models. Also, we have to consider works involving new kinds of treatment to improve the wound healing as special dressings, development of strategies for cellular grafts involving stem cells, keratinocytes, and fibroblasts, and new scaffolds for chronic ulcers and also for burns. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiology of leg ulcers
  • New concepts about etiology of leg ulcers and impaired wound healing
  • Experimental models of chronic wounds and burns
  • New technologies in scaffolds for treatment of wounds and burns
  • New drugs and dressings to accelerate the healing process
  • Stem cells in wound healing

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 964826
  • - Editorial

Chronic Ulcers: Updating Epidemiology, Physiopathology, and Therapies

Marco A. C. Frade | Pranab K. Das
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 625934
  • - Review Article

What Is New in the Understanding of Non Healing Wounds Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Therapies

H. Trøstrup | T. Bjarnsholt | ... | C. Moser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 413604
  • - Review Article

Chronic Leg Ulcers: Epidemiology, Aetiopathogenesis, and Management

Shubhangi Vinayak Agale
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 284294
  • - Research Article

Screening for Osteomyelitis Using Thermography in Patients with Diabetic Foot

Makoto Oe | Rie Roselyne Yotsu | ... | Takeshi Tamaki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 219257
  • - Research Article

Chronic Nonhealing Wounds: Could Leg Ulcers Be Hereditary?

Nikoletta Nagy | Gábor Szabad | ... | Márta Széll
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 230780
  • - Review Article

Chronic Ulcers in Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger's Disease): Updating Epidemiology, Physiopathology, and Bosentan—A Novel Strategy of Therapy

Ignacio López de Maturana | Javier Rodriguez | ... | Francisco Acin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 487024
  • - Research Article

Chronic Wounds, Biofilms and Use of Medicinal Larvae

Linda J. Cowan | Joyce K. Stechmiller | ... | Gregory Schultz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 686491
  • - Clinical Study

Compression Stockings for Treating Venous Leg Ulcers

J. P. Benigni | A. L. Deman | J. F. Uhl
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 146797
  • - Review Article

Ulcerative Lesions in Behcet's Disease

Ümit Türsen | Belma Türsen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 767861
  • - Research Article

Stratification of Highest-Risk Patients with Chronic Skin Ulcers in a Stanford Retrospective Cohort Includes Diabetes, Need for Systemic Antibiotics, and Albumin Levels

Omar Amir | Andy Liu | Anne Lynn S. Chang

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