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Evid Based Nurs 6:83 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.3.83
  • Treatment

Review: debridement using hydrogel appears to be more effective than standard wound care for healing diabetic foot ulcers

Debridement using hydrogel v using standard wound care in diabetic foot ulcers at approximately 3−5 months follow up (3 trials)*

Weighted event rates
Outcomes Hydrogel Standard care RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Complete wound healing 52% 28% 84% (30 to 161) 5 (2 to 10)
RRR (CI) NNH (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, RRR, NNT, NNH, and CIs calculated from data in article using a fixed effects model.
Complications 21% 36% 40% (5 to 62) 7 (4 to 31)

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