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Pressure-relieving devices for treating heel pressure ulcers

  1. Elizabeth McGinnis1,*,
  2. Nikki Stubbs2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 12 FEB 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 10 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005485.pub3


How to Cite

McGinnis E, Stubbs N. Pressure-relieving devices for treating heel pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005485. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005485.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK

  2. 2

    Leeds Community Health Care NHS Trust, St Mary's Hospital, Tissue Viability, Leeds, UK

*Elizabeth McGinnis, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, c/o 2nd Floor Stable Block, Old Trust HQ, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George St, Leeds, LS1 3EX, UK. Elizabeth.mcginnis@leedsth.nhs.uk. e.mcginnis@btinternet.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 12 FEB 2014

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Flow chart for patients with heel ulcers recruited by Russell (2000) in the study
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Nimbus system compared with Cairwave system, Outcome 1 Heel ulcer healed.