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Chronic wounds

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Briggs M, Nelson EA, Martyn-St James M. Topical agents or dressings for pain in venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012; (11): CD001177.

Cullum N, Liu Z. Therapeutic ultrasound for venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017; (5): CD001180.

German Society for Wound Healing and Wound Treatment (DGfW). Local therapy of chronic wounds in patients with the risks of peripheral arterial occlusive disease, diabetes mellitus, and chronic venous insufficiency (S3 guideline). AWMF registration number: 091-001. 06/12/2012.

Dumville JC, Deshpande S, O'Meara S, Speak K. Foam dressings for healing diabetic foot ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013; (6): CD009111.

Dumville JC, Hinchliffe RJ, Cullum N, Game F, Stubbs N, Sweeting M et al. Negative pressure wound therapy for treating foot wounds in people with diabetes mellitus. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013; (10): CD010318.

Dumville JC, O'Meara S, Deshpande S, Speak K. Hydrogel dressings for healing diabetic foot ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013; (7): CD009101.

Fernando ME, Seneviratne RM, Tan YM, Lazzarini PA, Sangla KS, Cunningham M et al. Intensive versus conventional glycaemic control for treating diabetic foot ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016; (1): CD010764.

Gethin G, Cowman S, Kolbach DN. Debridement for venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015; (9): CD008599.

Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG). Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Diabetic Foot Syndrome: Final Report; Order N15-02. 04/20/2016. (IQWiG reports; Volume 382).

Jones JE, Nelson EA, Al-Hity A. Skin grafting for venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013; (1): CD001737.

Jull AB, Cullum N, Dumville JC, Westby MJ, Deshpande S, Walker N. Honey as a topical treatment for wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015; (3): CD005083.

Ill P, Bennett MH, Martyn-St James M, Schnabel A, Debus SE, Weibel S. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015; (6): CD004123.

Martinez-Zapata MJ, Marti-Carvajal AJ, Sola I, Exposito JA, Bolibar I, Rodriguez L et al. Autologous platelet-rich plasma for treating chronic wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016; (5): CD006899.

Nelson EA, Hillman A, Thomas K. Intermittent pneumatic compression for treating venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014; (5): CD001899.

O'Meara S, Al-Kurdi D, Ologun Y, Ovington LG, Martyn-St James M, Richardson R. Antibiotics and antiseptics for venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014; (1): CD003557.

O'Meara S, Cullum N, Nelson EA, Dumville JC. Compression for venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012; (11): CD000265.

O'Meara S, Martyn-St James M. Foam dressings for venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013; (5): CD009907.

Santema TB, Poyck PP, Ubbink DT. Skin grafting and tissue replacement for treating foot ulcers in people with diabetes. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016; (2): CD011255.

Weller CD, Bookbinder R, Johnston RV. Interventions for helping people adhere to compression treatments for venous leg ulceration. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016; (3): CD008378.

Zhang J, Hu ZC, Chen D, Guo D, Zhu JY, Tang B. Effectiveness and safety of negative-pressure wound therapy for diabetic foot ulcers: a meta-analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg 2014; 134 (1): 141-151.

Zhao XH, Gu HF, Xu ZR, Zhang Q, Lv XY, Zheng XJ et al. Efficacy of topical recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor for treatment of diabetic lower-extremity ulcers: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Metabolism 2014; 63 (10): 1304-1313.

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