|Outcomes||Adjunctive compression treatment||Number of studies (n)||Pent||Placebo||RBI (95% CI)||NNT (CI)|
|†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article using a fixed effects model except ‡, which was based on a random effects model. Follow up times of individual studies ranged from 2−6 months.|
|Healing or significant improvement‡||With or without compression||8 (549)||60%||42%||49% (11 to 101)||6 (4 to 19)|
|Complete healing||With compression||5 (447)||62%||47%||30% (10 to 54)||7 (5 to 18)|
|Complete healing or significant improvement||Without compression||3 (102)||51%||21%||142% (34 to 335)||4 (3 to 8)|
Review: pentoxifylline with standard compression treatment improves healing of venous leg ulcers
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