Transplantation of cultured skin (Apligraf(R)) in treating venous leg ulcers - early assessment briefs (Alert)

Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care
Record ID 32004000323
Swedish
Authors' objectives:

This review aims to assess the available evidence on transplantation of cultured skin (Apligraf(R)) in treating venous leg ulcers.

Authors' recomendations: Currently, there is poor documentation concerning the short-term effects of the method. Likewise, there is poor documentation concerning its cost effectiveness. Further randomized and controlled studies are needed with longer followup times and standardized definitions of hard-to-heal venous ulcers. Also, comparisons must be made with the alternative methods, eg, pinch grafts, to be able to claim that Apligraf is more cost effective than other methods.
Authors' methods: Review
Details
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.sbu.se/Published
Year Published: 2003
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Sweden
MeSH Terms
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Skin Transplantation
  • Varicose Ulcer
  • Wound Healing
Contact
Organisation Name: Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services
Contact Address: P.O. Box 3657, SE-103 59 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel: +46 8 4123200, Fax: +46 8 4113260
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