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Review: insufficient evidence exists for any one dressing type (used beneath compression) for venous leg ulcer healing

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Q Are some types of dressings (used beneath compression) more effective than others for healing venous leg ulcers?


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Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Trials Register (April 2006), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Issue 1, 2006), CINAHL (1982–2005), Medline (1950–2005), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (1974–2005), British Nursing Index (1994–2005), BIDS Science Citation Index (2005), reference lists, and experts.

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randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated any type of dressing (hydrocolloid dressings, semi-occlusive films, …

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  • For correspondence: MrS J Palfreyman, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK. Simon.Palfreyman{at}

  • Source of funding: NHS Research and Development Health Technology Assessment Programme UK.