Evid Based Nurs 11:87 doi:10.1136/ebn.11.3.87
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Honey-impregnated dressings and usual care did not differ for healing venous leg ulcers

Honey-impregnated dressings v usual care for venous leg ulcers*
Outcomes at 12 weeks Honey Usual care RBI (95% CI) NNT
Complete healing 56% 50% 12% (−8 to 36) Not significant
Infections 17% 22% 23% (−17 to 49) Not significant
⩾1 adverse event† 59% 46% 30% (10 to 60) 8 (4 to 22)
Ulcer pain† 25% 10% 150% (50 to 320) 7 (4 to 21)
  • *Abbreviations defined in glossary. RBI, RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.

  • †RRI, NNT, and CI calculated from control event rate and relative risk in article.

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