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Evid Based Nurs 6:46 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.2.46
  • Treatment

Review: tissue adhesives are as effective as standard wound closure for cosmetic outcomes of traumatic lacerations

Tissue adhesives (TAs) v standard wound closure (SWC) for traumatic lacerations in adults and children*

Weighted event rates
Complications Number of trials (n) TAs SWC RRI (95% CI) NNH (CI)
Dehiscence 7 trials (n=650) 6.6% 2.8% 125% (8 to 365) 27 (15 to 200)
RRR (CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRI, RRR, NNH, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Erythema 2 trials (n=186) 14% 25% 44% (2 to 69) 9 (5 to 200)

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