Letters Larval therapy for leg ulcers

Study authors respond to points in editorial

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2098 (Published 27 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2098
  1. Nicky Cullum, deputy head of department (research)1,
  2. Martin Bland, professor of health statistics1,
  3. Jo Dumville, research fellow1,
  4. Cynthia Iglesias, senior research fellow1,
  5. Susan O’Meara, research fellow1,
  6. Marta Soares, research fellow1,
  7. David Torgerson, professor, director York trials unit1,
  8. Andrea Nelson, reader in wound healing and director of research2,
  9. Gill Worthy, trial statistician2
  1. 1Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD
  2. 2School of Healthcare, University of Leeds
  1. nac2{at}york.ac.uk

    In the editorial accompanying our three papers on leg ulcers, Grey and colleagues make several points that deserve reply.1 2 3 4

    They do not like our selection of time to healing as the primary outcome in the larval therapy study, but debridement is practised precisely because it is thought to aid healing. They claim that debridement “is more valuable to clinicians,” but is …

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