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Evid Based Nurs 10:21 doi:10.1136/ebn.10.1.21
  • Treatment

Review: insufficient evidence exists for any one dressing type (used beneath compression) for venous leg ulcer healing


 
 Q Are some types of dressings (used beneath compression) more effective than others for healing venous leg ulcers?

METHODS

GraphicData sources:

Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Trials Register (April 2006), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Issue 1, 2006), CINAHL (1982–2005), Medline (1950–2005), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (1974–2005), British Nursing Index (1994–2005), BIDS Science Citation Index (2005), reference lists, and experts.

GraphicStudy selection and assessment:

randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated any type of dressing (hydrocolloid dressings, semi-occlusive films, hydrogels, alginate dressings, bead dressings, wet to dry gauze, simple low or non-adherent dressings, foam dressings, paraffin gauze or tulle dressings, dry …

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