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Aloe vera for treating acute and chronic wounds

  1. Anthony D Dat1,*,
  2. Flora Poon1,
  3. Kim BT Pham1,
  4. Jenny Doust2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 15 FEB 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 9 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008762.pub2


How to Cite

Dat AD, Poon F, Pham KBT, Doust J. Aloe vera for treating acute and chronic wounds. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD008762. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008762.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    Bond University, Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

*Anthony D Dat, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, 103 Pioneer Crescent, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4070, Australia. adat@student.bond.edu.au. anthony_dat@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 15 FEB 2012

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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.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Burns: Aloe vera cream versus silver sulfadiazine cream, Outcome 1 Proportion of patients with a completely healed wound.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Burns: Aloe vera mucilage versus silver sulfadiazine cream, Outcome 1 Proportion of patients with a completely healed wound.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Acute surgical wound: Aloe vera cream versus placebo cream, Outcome 1 Proportion of patients with a completely healed wound.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Skin biopsy: Aloe vera gel dressing versus conventional therapy, Outcome 1 Proportion of patients with a completely healed wound.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Pressure ulcer: Aloe vera dressing versus saline gauze dressing, Outcome 1 Proportion of patients with a completely healed wound.