Alginate dressings for venous leg ulcers

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The primary objective of this review is to determine the effects of alginate dressings compared with alternative dressings, non-dressing treatments or no dressing, with or without concurrent compression therapy, on the healing of venous leg ulcers. Secondary objectives are to determine the effects of alginate dressings compared with alternatives on health-related quality of life, costs (e.g., cost-effectiveness estimations), pain (e.g., at dressing change), debridement properties of the dressing, dressing performance (management of wound exudate and ease of removal) and adverse effects (e.g., infection, eczema, maceration) in the treatment of venous leg ulcers.