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Advanced Wound Care Therapies for Non-Healing Diabetic, Venous, and Arterial Ulcers: A Systematic Review [Internet]

Advanced Wound Care Therapies for Non-Healing Diabetic, Venous, and Arterial Ulcers: A Systematic Review [Internet]

Evidence-based Synthesis Program - Department of Veterans Affairs (US)

Version: November 2012

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Chronic ulcers (i.e., ulcers that are unresponsive to initial therapy or that persist despite appropriate care) are estimated to affect over 6 million people in the United States. The incidence is expected to increase as the population ages and as the number of individuals with diabetes increases. Chronic ulcers negatively affect the quality of life and productivity of the patient and represent a substantial financial burden to the health care system.

RESULTS

We reviewed 1,230 titles and abstracts from the electronic searches. After applying inclusion/exclusion criteria at the abstract level 1,053 references were excluded. We retrieved 177 full-text articles for further review and another 130 references were excluded leaving 47 included references. We added 21 articles from reviewing reference lists of relevant articles and systematic reviews for a total of 68 articles on 64 trials. We grouped the studies by ulcer etiology to address our key questions (see Figure 1).

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