Electromagnetic therapy for treating venous leg ulcers

Aziz, Zoriah, Cullum, Nicky and Flemming, Kate (2013) Electromagnetic therapy for treating venous leg ulcers. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2: . doi:10.1002/14651858.CD002933.pub5

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Author Aziz, Zoriah
Cullum, Nicky
Flemming, Kate
Title Electromagnetic therapy for treating venous leg ulcers
Journal name The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-493X
Publication date 2013-02-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD002933.pub5
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Issue 2
Total pages 31
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract Venous leg ulcers (which appear as open sores) can be caused by a blockage or breakdown in the veins of the legs. Compression of the leg, using bandages or hosiery (stockings), can help heal most of these ulcers. Electromagnetic therapy is also sometimes offered. Electromagnetic therapy is not a form of radiation or heat, but uses an electromagnetic field to try to promote healing. This review of clinical trials concluded that there is no high quality evidence that electromagnetic therapy speeds the healing of venous leg ulcers.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article number CD002933.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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