Table 4

Adverse events potentially related to compression bandages (max. 30 months)

4LB

(n = 215)

SSB

(n = 209)

p-value

n (%)

n (%)


Pressure damage

15 (7.0)

13 (6.2)

0.85

Skin breakdown

27 (12.6)

34 (16.3)

0.33

Ulcer deterioration

27 (12.6)

32 (15.3)

0.48

Infection

28 (13.0)

35 (16.7)

0.34

New ulcer

13 (6.0)

22 (10.5)

0.11

Allergy/dermatitis related to bandaging

15 (7.0)

14 (6.7)

1.00

Allergy/dermatitis related to ointment/cream

9 (4.2)

10 (4.8)

0.82

Recurrence

2 (0.9)

5 (2.4)

0.28

Limb compromise

2 (0.9)

2 (1.0)

1.00


Total

138 (64.2)

167 (80.0)


Harrison et al. BMC Nursing 2011 10:20   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-10-20

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