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Table 3 Frequency distribution of decrease in wound discharge in different groups

From: RETRACTED ARTICLE: Evaluation of low-cost custom made VAC therapy compared with conventional wound dressings in the treatment of non-healing lower limb ulcers in lower socio-economic group patients of Kashmir valley

Group Week 2 (%) Week 7 (%)
VAC 18 (60 %) 29 (96 %)
Conventional dressing group 9 (30%) 16 (54%)
  1. pvalue 0.04
  2. Wounds were closely monitored for decrease in discharge with respect to time taken.
  3. By week 2, wound discharge disappeared in 60 % of wounds in VAC group which further reached to 96 % in week 7 upon continuation of VAC.
  4. By week 2 in conventional dressing group, wound discharge disappeared in 30 % which reached to 54 % in week 7 on continuation of dressings.
  5. Above was statistically significant correlation with p value of less than 0.05.
  6. The range of wound size in our study was from 11 to 21.6 cm2.
  7. Average wound size in VAC group was 16 cm2 and average wound size in conventional dressing group was 13.6 cm2.