Statin plus standard care for venous ulcers
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This randomized double-blind study compared the effectiveness and safety of simvastatin versus placebo for venous ulcers. Sixty-six patients from a dermatology outpatient department between the ages of 41 and 71 years with ≥1 ulcers less than 10 cm and who had open ulcers for at least 3 months were included. Bottom line: This small study supports the use of simvastatin in combination with standard wound care and compression for the treatment of venous ulcers.
Evidence Based Practice 18(3): 4