Systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical interventions versus conservative therapy for venous ulcers.

@article{Mauck2014SystematicRA,
  title={Systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical interventions versus conservative therapy for venous ulcers.},
  author={Karen F. Mauck and Noor Asi and Chaitanya Undavalli and Tarig A. Elraiyah and M. Bassam Wafa Nabhan and Osama Altayar and Mohamad Bassam Sonbol and Larry J. Prokop and Mohammad Hassan Murad},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 2 Suppl},
  pages={60S-70S.e1-2}
}
OBJECTIVE This goal of this study was to systematically review the literature to determine if surgical intervention (open or endovascular) is superior to compression alone with respect to ulcer healing, ulcer recurrence, and time to ulcer healing in patients with lower extremity venous ulcer disease. METHODS We conducted a comprehensive search of multiple databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and comparative observational studies from 1990 to December 2013. The interventions of… CONTINUE READING