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Systematic reviews of wound care management: (5) beds; (6) compression; (7) laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, electrotherapy and electromagnetic therapy

Cullum, N., Nelson, E.A., Flemming, K. and Sheldon, T. (2001) Systematic reviews of wound care management: (5) beds; (6) compression; (7) laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, electrotherapy and electromagnetic therapy. Health Technology Assessment, 5 (9). pp. 1-221. ISSN 1366-5278

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Abstract

Background: Chronic wounds such as leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and pressure sores are common in both acute and community healthcare settings. The prevention and treatment of these wounds involves many strategies: pressure-relieving beds, mattresses and cushions are universally used as measures for the prevention and treatment of pressure sores; compression therapy in a variety of forms is widely used for venous leg ulcer prevention and treatment; and a whole range of therapies involving laser, ultrasound and electricity is also applied to chronic wounds. This report covers the final three reviews from a series of seven.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Health Sciences (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2009 15:35
Last Modified: 18 May 2010 18:18
Published Version: http://www.hta.ac.uk/execsumm/summ509.shtml
Status: Published
Publisher: National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment
Identification Number: 10.3310/hta5090
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6200

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