Priority 8 from the Pressure Ulcer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How effective are wound dressings in the promotion of pressure ulcer healing? (JLA PSP Priority 8)
Overall ranking 8
JLA question ID 0013/8
Explanatory note  

Dat AD, Poon F, Pham KBT, Doust J. Aloe vera for treating acute and chronic wounds. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD008762. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008762.pub2

Keogh SJ, Nelson EA, Webster J, Jolly J, Ullman AJ, Chaboyer WP. Hydrocolloid dressings for treating pressure ulcers (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD010364. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010364   Moore ZEH,Webster J. Dressings and topical agents for preventing pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD009362. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009362.

Jull AB, Walker N, Deshpande S. Honey as a topical treatment for wounds. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005083. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005083.pub3  Vermeulen H, van Hattem JM, Storm-VerslootMN, Ubbink DT,Westerbos SJ. Topical silver for treating infected wounds. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD005486. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005486.pub2.  Reddy M, Gill S S, Rochon P A. Preventing pressure ulcers: a systematic review. JAMA.2006;296(8):974?84..

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:29
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