Recommendation ID

Diabetic ulcer dressings:- What is the clinical effectiveness of different dressing types in treating diabetic foot problems?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- The evidence surrounding different dressing types for diabetic foot ulcer was often limited or inconclusive. It is proposed that more randomised controlled trials are undertaken to explore this question, but alternative methodologies may also be considered in the case of treating a complex wound. The proposed study would monitor and evaluate the cure rates of foot ulcer resulting from diabetes, rates and extent of amputation (major or minor), health-related quality of life, adverse events and hospital admission rates and length of stay.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management
Date issued
August 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No