Pragmatic, Bayesian Adaptive Trial Comparing the Venfit System Against Standard Compressive Therapy in the Treatment of Venous Ulcers

  • End date
    Dec 30, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Pró Circulação®
Updated on 18 October 2022
wound care
venous disease
compression therapy
healing ulcer
healing ulcers
duplex scan


The objective of this Bayesian Adaptive trial is to compare a control group versus a comprehensive ulcer healing protocol. The latter involves a combination of compressive therapy, miokinetic drainage and muscle strengthening for the entire lower extremity pump among patients with lower extremity venous ulcers. The investigators hypothesized that the combined therapy will have a higher closure rate as well as lower time to closure.


This is a Bayesian adaptive, randomized, controlled, parallel, two-armed Bayesian adaptive trial. Patients diagnosed with varicose ulcers through Doppler ultrasonography will be recruited at the Pro Circulation Clinic of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Brazil. The active group will be the Vein Fitness system, a multimodal intervention comprising exercise, lymphatic drainage, and compressive therapy, while the control group will be standard compressive therapy and regular wound care. The researchers will measure closure of the wounds and the closure rate as the primary outcomes. The study was designed in accordance with the CONSORT statement.

Condition Varicose Ulcer
Treatment Vein Fitness, Compressive therapy and wound care
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03127904
SponsorPró Circulação®
Last Modified on18 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Venous ulcers due to chronic venous disease assessed by color duplex scan (CDS) examination in standing position. Reflux will be assessed using CDS over a longitudinal vein through the manual compression of the calf in a distant position from the examined area. Reflux will be considered pathological if: >0.5 seconds (s) in the superficial venous system, or > 1.0 s in the deep system, or > 0.35 s in a perforator vein

Exclusion Criteria

Investigators will exclude patients with ulcers from any other cause, including arterial insufficiency, with ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) < 0.8. Also will be excluded patients who use immunosuppressive and chemotherapy drugs, who have allergies to compression materials, and wheelchair users (due to the impossibility of performing the exercises)
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