VenUS II: a randomised controlled trial of larval therapy in the management of leg ulcers

Dumville JC, Worthy G, Soares MO, Bland JM, Cullum N, Dowson C, Iglesias C, McCaughan D, Mitchell JL, Nelson EA, Torgerson DJ
Record ID 32005001016
Authors' recommendations: Study found that larval therapy significantly reduced the time to debridement of sloughy and/or necrotic chronic venous and mixed venous/arterial leg ulcers compared with hydrogel, but did not significantly increase the rate of healing. It was impossible to distinguish between larval therapy and hydrogel in terms of cost-effectiveness
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Animals
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Diptera
  • Female
  • Larva
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wound Healing
  • Young Adult
  • Debridement
  • Leg Ulcer
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
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