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Evid Based Nurs 11:115 doi:10.1136/ebn.11.4.115
  • Treatment

Review: evidence of the effectiveness of hydrocolloids for healing pressure ulcers is limited

A Heyneman

Mr A Heyneman, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; alexander.heyneman@ugent.be

QUESTION

Are hydrocolloids effective for healing pressure ulcers?

REVIEW SCOPE

Studies selected evaluated hydrocolloids for management of pressure ulcers. Outcomes included pressure ulcer healing and dressing-related outcomes.

REVIEW METHODS

PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (to Jan 2007); wound care manuals; and reference lists were searched for Dutch, English, French, or German language randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Companies that produced or distributed wound care products in Belgium or the Netherlands were also contacted. 28 RCTs (29 articles, n = 1626, study duration 30–112 d) met the selection criteria. 15 trials classified pressure ulcers and included European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel …

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