Alejandra Vivas, MD; Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MAS; Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD
CME Objective: To review current evidence for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and practice improvement of venous leg ulcers.
Funding Source: American College of Physicians.
Disclosures: Drs. Vivas and Lev-Tov, ACP Contributing Authors, have nothing to disclose. Dr. Kirsner, ACP Contributing Author, reports personal fees from Organogenesis and 3M outside the submitted work. Disclosures can also be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M16-0831.
Editors' Disclosures: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no relationships or interests to disclose. Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interest to disclose. Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, Deputy Editor, reports that she has stock holdings/options in Eli Lilly and Pfizer. Sankey V. Williams, MD, Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Catharine B. Stack, PhD, MS, Deputy Editor for Statistics, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
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This issue provides a clinical overview of venous leg ulcers, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and practice improvement. The content of In the Clinic is drawn from the clinical information and education resources of the American College of Physicians (ACP), including MKSAP (Medical Knowledge and Self-Assessment Program). Annals of Internal Medicine editors develop In the Clinic in collaboration with the ACP's Medical Education and Publishing divisions and with the assistance of additional science writers and physician writers.
Vivas A, Lev-Tov H, Kirsner RS. Venous Leg Ulcers. Ann Intern Med. ;165:ITC17–ITC32. doi: 10.7326/AITC201608020
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2016;165(3):ITC17-ITC32.
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