Effectiveness and Safety of Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Effectiveness and Safety of Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={J. Zhang and Z. Hu and D. Chen and Dong Guo and Jia-yuan Zhu and B. Tang},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  • J. Zhang, Z. Hu, +3 authors B. Tang
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Background: The authors conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of negative-pressure wound therapy for diabetic foot ulcers. Methods: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched to identify relevant studies published up to February of 2013. All randomized controlled trials comparing negative-pressure wound therapy and non–negative-pressure wound therapy (i.e., standard wound care) for diabetic foot ulcers were included. Results were pooled using meta… CONTINUE READING
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