Table 6

Healing Rates at 12, 16, 24, and 52 weeks in trials comparing four-layer and short-stretch bandages

    Proportion of Ulcers Healed (%)

    12 Weeks

    16 Weeks

    24 Weeks

    52 Weeks

Reference

Year

4LB

SSB

4LB

SSB

4LB

SSB

4LB

SSB


Duby et al. *

1993

44

40

-

-

-

-

-

-

Scriven et al. *

1998

34

41

-

-

-

-

53

56

Partsch et al. †

2001

-

-

62

73

-

-

-

-

Ukat et al.

2003

30

22

-

-

-

-

-

-

VenUS I†

2004

46

37

55

45

68

55

78

72

Franks et al. †

2004

-

-

-

-

69

73

-

-

Harrison et al.

2011

58

53

67

63

69

75

83

92


*In these trials the legs of several patients with bilateral ulceration were randomized independently. †Primary outcome in these trials was complete healing of all ulcers on trial leg (in the presence of multiple ulcers this would tend to underestimate the outcome of ulcer healing). 4LB, four-layer bandages; SSB, short-stretch bandages.

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

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