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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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Title
Reconstructive surgery for treating pressure ulcers
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd012032.pub2
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Authors

Jason KF Wong, Kavit Amin, Jo C Dumville

Abstract

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 Published or unpublished randomised controlled trials that assessed reconstructive surgery in the treatment of pressure ulcers.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 162 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 16%
Student > Bachelor 25 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Researcher 15 9%
Student > Postgraduate 14 9%
Other 30 18%
Unknown 36 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 33 20%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 2%
Other 18 11%
Unknown 41 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 June 2020.
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#1,834,285
of 16,410,847 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,467
of 11,506 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#55,935
of 392,831 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#68
of 147 outputs
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