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2022 Aug 05

Cochrane Database Syst Rev


Hydrogel dressings for venous leg ulcers.


Ribeiro C T, Dias F A, Fregonezi G A
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Aug 05; 8:CD010738.
PMID: 35930364.


Venous leg ulcers are a chronic health problem that cause considerable economic impact and affect quality of life for those who have them. Primary wound contact dressings are usually applied to ulcers beneath compression therapy to aid healing, promote comfort and control exudate. There are numerous dressing products available for venous leg ulcers and hydrogel is often prescribed for this condition; however, the evidence base to guide dressing choice is sparse.