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The Leg Ulcer Forum's conference in the south-east will run on 12 July at DeVere Harben Hotel, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Visit www.legulcerforum.org.

The Leg Ulcer Forum's conference in the south-east will run on 12 July at DeVere Harben Hotel, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Visit www.legulcerforum.org.

 Mölnlycke Health Care's Mepilex Border dressing, suitable for surgical wounds, now comes in new sizes: 10x20cm and 10x30cm.

 A Cochrane review shows there is insufficient evidence to say if topical agents or dressing types affect arterial leg ulcer healing.

Cochrane Database SystematicReview (2007) 24: 1, CD001836.

 The European Wound Management Association Conference is on 2-4 May at the SECC in Glasgow. Visitwww.ewma.org/ewma2007/.

 A Cochrane review has shown there is insufficient evidence to support using topical silver dressings when managing contaminated or infected chronic wounds. Cochrane Database SystematicReview (2007) 24: 1, CD005486.

 Coloplast has launched Biatain-Ibu. This is an absorbent wound dressing with a continuous local release of ibuprofen directly into the wound.

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