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Dressings for venous leg ulcers: systematic review and meta-analysis
Simon Palfreyman and Jonathan A Michaels, professor of vascular surgery; BMJ 2007;335:244 (4 August):

There is insufficient evidence of effectiveness to recommend one type of dressing in preference to another.

Hydrocolloid dressings offer no healing benefit compared with simple dressings under compression.

In the absence of evidence for healing benefit, cost should be a factor in the choice of dressings.

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