Priority 7 from the Pressure Ulcer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: For wheelchair users sitting on a pressure ulcer, how effective is bed rest in promoting pressure ulcer healing? (JLA PSP Priority 7)
Overall ranking 7
JLA question ID 0013/7
Explanatory note  

Xie X, McGregor M, Dendukuri N. The clinical effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy: a systematic review. Journal of Wound Care 2010; 19 (11): 490-5. PMID: 21135797  McInnes E, Jammali-Blasi A, Bell-Syer SEM, Dumville JC, Cullum N. Support surfaces for pressure ulcer prevention. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011,Issue 4. Art. No.: CD001735. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001735.pub4

Ubbink DT,Westerbos SJ, Evans D, Land L, Vermeulen H. Topical negative pressure for treating chronic wounds. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001898. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001898.pub2.  Ubbink D T, Westerbos S J, Nelson E A, Vermeulen H. A systematic review of topical negative pressure therapy for acute and chronic wounds. British Journal of Surgery 2008; 95(6): 685-692 van den Boogaard M, de Laat E, Spauwen P, Schoonhoven L. The effectiveness of topical negative pressure in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a literature review. European Journal of Plastic Surgery 2008; 31(1): 1-7; Gregor S, Maegele M, Sauerland S, Krahn JF, Peinemann F, Lange S. Negative pressure wound therapy: a vacuum of evidence? Archives of Surgery 2008; 143(2): 189-96

Health Research Classification System category Skin
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples This is an indicative uncertainty. This or a similar uncertainty was submitted the following number of times in the survey:13
Submitted by Clinicians
Outcomes to be measured Ulcer healing
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0013
PSP name Pressure Ulcers
Total number of uncertainties shown on the spreadsheet 269  (To see a full list of these, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop March 2013