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Reconstructive surgery for treating pressure ulcers

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2016
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Reconstructive surgery for treating pressure ulcers
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Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd012032.pub2
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Jason Kf Wong, Kavit Amin, Jo C Dumville


The management of pressure ulcers involves several interventions ranging from pressure-relieving measures such as repositioning, to treatments that can include reconstructive surgery. Such surgery may be considered for recalcitrant wounds when full thickness skin loss arises and deeper structures such as muscle fascia and even bone are exposed. The surgery commonly involves wound debridement followed by the addition of new tissue into the wound. Whilst reconstructive surgery is an accepted means of ulcer management, the benefits and harms of surgery compared with non-surgical treatments, or alternative surgical approaches are not clear. To assess the effects of reconstructive surgery for healing pressure ulcers (stage II or above), comparing surgery with no surgery or comparing alternative forms of surgery in any care setting. We searched the following electronic databases to identify reports of relevant randomised clinical trials (searched 26 September 2016): the Cochrane Wounds Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, and CINAHL. We also searched three clinical trials registers and reference lists of relevant systematic reviews, meta-analyses and health technology assessment reports. Published or unpublished randomised controlled trials that assessed reconstructive surgery in the treatment of pressure ulcers. Two review authors independently performed study selection. We planned that two review authors would also assess the risk of bias and extract study data. We did not identify any studies that met the review eligibility criteria nor any registered studies investigating the role of reconstructive surgery in the management of pressure ulcers. Currently there is no randomised evidence that supports or refutes the role of reconstructive surgery in pressure ulcer management. This is a priority area and there is a need to explore this intervention with more rigorous and robust research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 171 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 28 16%
Student > Master 27 16%
Researcher 12 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 6%
Other 26 15%
Unknown 57 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 32 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 3%
Social Sciences 5 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 2%
Other 16 9%
Unknown 62 36%
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