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Negative-pressure wound therapy versus standard dressings for adults with an open lower limb fracture: the WOLLF RCT

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BACKGROUND: Open fractures of the lower limb occur when a broken bone penetrates the skin and is exposed to the outside environment. These are life-changing injuries. The risk of deep infection may be as high as 27%. The type of dressing applied after surgical debridement could potentially reduce the risk of infection in the open-fracture wound. OBJECTIVES:To assess the disability, rate of deep infection, quality of life and resource use in patients with severe open fracture of the lower ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3310/hta22730

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Botnar Research Centre
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3644-1388
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Publisher:
NIHR Journals Library Publisher's website
Journal:
Health Technology Assessment Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
73
Pages:
1-162
Publication date:
2018-12-01
Acceptance date:
2017-07-25
DOI:
EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-5278
Pmid:
30573002
Source identifiers:
954731
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:954731
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uuid:d7e71e72-b8ce-4632-8af8-8c955cf82aff
Local pid:
pubs:954731
Deposit date:
2019-02-20

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