Dogmas and controversies in compression therapy: Report of an International Compression Club (ICC) meeting, Brussels, May 2011

Flour, M. and Clark, M. and Partsch, H. and Mosti, G. and Uhl, J.-F. and Chauveau, M. and Cros, F. and Gelade, P. and Bender, D. and Andriessen, A. and Schuren, J. and Cornu-Thenard, A. and Arkans, E. and Milic, D. and Benigni, J.-P. and Damstra, R. and Szolnoky, G. and Schingale, F. (2013) Dogmas and controversies in compression therapy: Report of an International Compression Club (ICC) meeting, Brussels, May 2011. International Wound Journal, 10 (5). pp. 516-526. ISSN 17424801 (ISSN)

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Abstract

The International Compression Club (ICC) is a partnership between academics, clinicians and industry focused upon understanding the role of compression in the management of different clinical conditions. The ICC meet regularly and from these meetings have produced a series of eight consensus publications upon topics ranging from evidence-based compression to compression trials for arm lymphoedema. All of the current consensus documents can be accessed on the ICC website (http://www.icc-compressionclub.com/index.php). In May 2011, the ICC met in Brussels during the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) annual conference. With almost 50 members in attendance, the day-long ICC meeting challenged a series of dogmas and myths that exist when considering compression therapies. In preparation for a discussion on beliefs surrounding compression, a forum was established on the ICC website where presenters were able to display a summary of their thoughts upon each dogma to be discussed during the meeting. Members of the ICC could then provide comments on each topic thereby widening the discussion to the entire membership of the ICC rather than simply those who were attending the EWMA conference. This article presents an extended report of the issues that were discussed, with each dogma covered in a separate section. The ICC discussed 12 'dogmas' with areas 1 through 7 dedicated to materials and application techniques used to apply compression with the remaining topics (8 through 12) related to the indications for using compression. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and Medicalhelplines.com Inc.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Compression bandages; Compression stockings; Intermittent pneumatic compression; Leg ulcers; Lipoedema; Lymphoedema, stanozolol, anatomical concepts, angiogenesis, ankle brachial index, article, chronic vein insufficiency, clinical practice, compression, compression bandage, compression instrument, compression stocking, compression therapy, computer simulation, consensus, coronary hemodynamics, deep vein thrombosis, eczema, elastic fiber, evidence based practice, gastrocnemius muscle, heart ejection fraction, human, leg compression, lipodermatosclerosis, lymphatic drainage, lymphedema, mechanical stimulation, medical society, muscle contraction, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, passive movement, patient compliance, peripheral neuropathy, peripheral vein, physician, pressure gradient, pressure measurement, priority journal, randomized controlled trial (topic), revascularization, skin necrosis, skin pigmentation, soleus muscle, sports medicine, standing, treatment contraindication, ulcer healing, vein blood flow, vein dilatation, wound care, Compression bandages; Compression stockings; Intermittent pneumatic compression; Leg ulcers; Lipoedema; Lymphoedema, Belgium, Congresses as Topic, Consensus, Humans, International Cooperation, Leg Ulcer, Stockings, Compression
Subjects: B800 Medical Technology
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 10:11
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2611

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