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Clinical evidence

For Actilymph Hosiery

Leg Ulcer Treatment Pathway

Based on the Best Practice Statement for the holistic treatment of venous leg ulcers, this shows the Activa/L&R products that can be used.

Author: L&R
Publication: In house
Date: May 18th, 2017


Best Practice Statement holistic management of venous leg ulceration

This Best Practice Statement (BPS) is written for healthcare practitioners in all care settings who are treating patients with (or at risk of developing) venous leg ulcers (VLU’s). The aim of the guideline is to help ensure consistent clinical practice in relation to the assessment and management of people with VLU’s

Author: Jacqui Fletcher et al
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: November 27th, 2016


Best Practice Statement Compression hosiery

To guide practice and encourage a consistent and cohesive approach to care, this best practice statement covers the following areas of concern to HCPs who work with patients who use compression hosiery

Author: Jackie Stephen-Haynes et al
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: March 1st, 2015


How can I improve leg ulcer care when faced with increasing service demands?

The question discussed by by Joy is:How can I improve leg ulcer care when faced with increasing service demands?

Author: Joy Tickle, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist
Publication: Journal of Community Nursing
Date: February 1st, 2015



The poster documents a Trust wide project of education to improve the management of lymphoedema and chronic oedema in the community.

Author: Carolyn Kennedy,Rachel Jervis, Maureen Dyke
Publication: Harrogate Poster
Date: November 1st, 2014


How to select the best compression hosiery for your patient

This article looks at how compression hosiery can manage and prevent venous leg problems, the difference between British and European standard hosiery and concordance.

Author: JCN Learning Zone
Publication: Journal of Community Nursing
Date: October 1st, 2014


Development and evaluation of a hosiery selection algorithm in an acute and community healthcare NHS Trust

Selecting compression hosiery can be confusing, especially now with European classifications. This algorithm has been successfully used to help clinicians choose the most appropriate hosiery.

Author: Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rachael Sykes
Publication: Wounds UK 2013
Date: November 1st, 2013


The CHROSS Checker: a tool kit to detect early skin changes associated with venous and lymphovenous disease.

A practical guide to matching condition to hosiery to delay disease progression.

Author: Janice Bianchi
Publication: Journal of Community Nursing October 2013
Date: October 1st, 2013


Audit of the use of compression hosiery in two NHS Trusts

The audit revealed scope for future development,particularly in terms of the management ofchronic oedema and the use of leg ulcer treatment kits to manage ulceration.

Author: Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rachael Sykes
Publication: Wound UK 2013
Date: March 1st, 2013


I want to walk in my wellington boots

Case study of Mrs P aged 42. It took Mrs P 6 years to get a diagnosis of primary lymphoedema. ActiLymph hosiery has reduced her limbs and she can wear her wellies!

Author: Judith Patton
Publication: Poster Harrogate 2012
Date: November 1st, 2012


Early intervention is the key to success

Why early intervention and diagnosis is so important in venous and lymphatic disease

Author: British Journal of Community Nursing
Publication: British Journal of Community Nursing
Date: August 1st, 2012


Chronic oedema made easy

What is chronic oedema, symptoms,management and need for early recognition.

Author: Bianchi J, Vowden K, Whitaker J
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: June 1st, 2012


Hydrogel sheet dressings and short-stretch cohesive bandaging: case study

Case study of an 88 year old lady with 10 month history of a traumatic leg ulcer measuring 9cm x 6cm, 100% slough,VAS pain score 9/10. Terrible night pain reduced to 0/10 with Actico and ActiFormCool. Leg ulcer healed.

Author: Gail Powell Clinical Nurse Specialist
Date: March 1st, 2010


The management of Lymphorroea with Flivasorb and Actico

73 year old lady with co-morbidities and housebound. Suffering with bilateral oedema and lymphorrhoea and one leg also ulcerated. Flivasorb applied with Actico. After first day no strike through onto bandages and the Flivasorb had locked away all the fluid.

Author: Rebecca Billingham
Publication: Poster presentation at Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2009
Date: November 1st, 2009


Worried about dignity - Genital Oedema.

Reduced mobility and poor quality of life, both improved by Actico and ActiLymph hosiery

Author: Gudrun Collins Lymphoedema Specialist
Date: November 1st, 2009


A well leg model "Prevention is better than cure"

An audit of leg ulcer management indicating high recurrence rates. Activa BS hosiery is suitable for patients without oedema, and ActiLymph for those with oedema. The ranges resulted in recurrence dropping from 65.9% to 4.5%.

Author: Lisa Rice and Jane McFarlane LU Specialists
Publication: Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate, November 2008
Date: November 1st, 2008


A multi disciplinary approach to the management of Chronic Dependent Oedema in a patient with Spina Bifida

Poster to demonstrate multidisciplinary management of bilateral pitting dependency lower limb oedema in young Spina Bifida patient.

Author: Declan Campbell, Tissue Viability Podiatrist and Margaret Coulter, TVN
Date: April 1st, 2008


Chronic Oedema: A new perspective

Management of bilateral leg oedema requiring full leg bandaging. Patient much happier, now wearing hosiery

Author: Marion Finn Tissue Viability Senior Nurse
Date: April 1st, 2008


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