The purpose of this study was to describe the rate of closure observed in venous leg ulcers during treatment with ovine collagen extracellular matrix dressings and compression. Fourteen patients with 23 wounds were retrospectively evaluated with respect to healing rates, time to closure, and weekly facility charge fees.
Gregory A. Bohn, MD, FACS, is Medical Director, The Center for Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine at West Shore Medical Center, Manistee, Michigan. Kimberly Gass, RN, is a Nurse, Trinity Wound Center for Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine, Bettendorf, Iowa.
Dr Bohn has disclosed that he received an unrestricted grant from Trinity Center for Wound Care used for a research assistant to collect data from a database and enter into a spreadsheet for analysis; he is a consultant and member of the speakers’ bureau for Hollister Incorporated. Kimberly Gass, RN, has no financial relationships related to this article.
Acknowledgments: The authors disclose their work was supported by an unrestricted grant, product subsidy, and statistical analysis provided by Hollister Incorporated. The grant provided by Hollister Incorporated was for the purpose of data collection, analysis, and medical writing of this project. Hollister Incorporated also donated product for use during the study. The authors thank Karen Beach for her editorial assistance.
Submitted December 13, 2013; accepted in revised form March 24, 2014.