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Číslo 12 / 2014

Venous leg ulcers

Datum: 1. 12. 2014
Autor: Traductera
Venous leg ulcers

Wound healing is a process consisting of several phases: the inflammatory phase, granulation, and epithelisation. In fact, treating wounds requires good medical care (suitable dressing, treatment of the wound base etc.) as the risk of a stagnant healing process at some stage, resulting in chronicity, is very high.  A venous leg ulcer is the most common type of chronic wound that a dermatologist can encounter. It is a polyaetiologic symptom; so it is essential to establish the initial cause of the defect in order to cure it successfully.

Nurse: Good morning, Ms Brown. So, how's your leg doing?

Patient: Good morning, nurse. Well, it's still painful. How long does it take to cure such an ulcer?

Nurse: It depends.

Patient: And how can it be cured?

Nurse: In the case of a venous ulcer, such as yours, it is crucial to first cure the causes and then to apply appropriate dressing. In your case, we are going to apply moist wound healing products, which help contribute to a moist healing environment.

Patient: Can you explain that, please?

Nurse: It means that the dressing applied works on the principle of forming an optimally moist environment in the wound, which is necessary for good granulation and epithelisation of the wound. Most moist wound materials protect the wound against secondary infection and other external factors, some even have antiseptic properties

Patient: What is it good for?

Nurse: Each type of dressing has its particularities and is suitable for a particular healing phase or type of wound. Its main advantages include longer intervals between bandage changes, a lesser degree of wound traumatisation and lower pain levels when changing bandages, a shorter treatment period, and more comfortable use both for you and for us as healthcare professionals.

Patient: I see. Well, thank you very much.

Nurse: You’re welcome. See you at the next bandage change. Bye-bye.

Patient: Bye-bye.

wound rána, zranění, poranění
to consist skládat se, sestávat, spočívat
dressing krytí
at some stage v určité fázi, v určitém momentě
to encounter setkat se, potkat, střetnout
essential zásadní, podstatný, základní
to cure léčit; hojit se, uzdravit
crucial klíčový, zásadní, důležitý
moist vlhký, mokrý; mokvající
to contribute přispívat
property vlastnost, charakteristika
particularity zvláštnost, specifičnost; osobitost
suitable vhodný
advantage výhoda

 

Lekce angličtiny pro časopis Florence připravuje překladatelská agentura ACP TRADUCTERA (www.traductera.com).

 

Ilustrační foto – zdroj: www.mcfarlanemedical.com.au

 
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