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Evid Based Nurs 7:113 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.4.113
  • Treatment

Superficial venous surgery plus compression reduced ulcer recurrence in chronic venous leg ulceration

Superficial venous surgery plus compression (surgery) v compression alone in chronic venous leg ulceration*

Outcome Surgery Compression alone RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)†
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from hazard ratio in article.
†NNT refers to number of legs needed to treat.
12 month recurrence rates 12% 28% 60% (40 to 73) 6 (5 to 9)

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