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Evid Based Nurs 2:84 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.3.84
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Pressure bandages after coronary angiography reduced bleeding, but increased discomfort

Pressure bandage v no pressure bandage at 6–12 hours after coronary angiography*

Outcomes Pressure bandage No pressure bandage RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, RRI, NNT, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article.
Bleeding 3.5% 6.7% 47.9% (10.4 to 69.8) 32 (17 to 175)
Outcome Pressure bandage No pressure bandage RRI (95% CI) NNH (CI)
Nausea 5.6% 2.7% 107% (13.5 to 279) 35 (19 to 188)
Back pain 26.6% 21.0% 26.4% (1.9 to 56.7) 19 (10 to 220)
Groin pain 17.5% 4.7% 275% (148 to 469) 8 (6 to 11)
Leg pain 8.7% 2.2% 302% (118 to 645) 16 (11 to 26)
Urinary difficulties 16.8% 9.9% 69.5% (24 to 132) 15 (10 to 36)

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