10. Disposition of Submission by Individuals
Figure 10 is an attrition diagram that depicts the status of documents that
individual parties submitted for possible inclusion in the report.
The diagram begins with a box outlining the total submission of 39 documents.
Several boxes ensue which are connected by arrows going from top to bottom
which follow the submissions as they are being screened for possible inclusion
in the report.
In the first frame, we compare the Individuals submission to submissions
by other interested stakeholders and remove any duplicates. The individual
submissions included 14 duplicate submissions.
An arrow leads from the 25 Unique Submissions to the Initial Screening
Phase where documents may be excluded, used in our Background Section or
passed to the next level. In this instance, 20 documents were identified
for exclusion. One was a "case report, abstract or poster presentation";
and 19 were "personal communications."
Zero documents were identified
for inclusion in our Background Section.
The path then follows the five full articles remaining. During this phase
of screening we do a more extensive screening which is again based on our
pre-determined inclusion/exclusion criteria. Go to our Methods Section for
additional information on the criteria.
Four full articles were excluded during this evaluation phase. One included
a duplicate study population, one was a narrative review, one had no relevant
outcomes and one was excluded for Other Reasons which may include "inclusion
of healthy subjects", "lack of reporting wound healing outcomes" or "patients
treated with dual therapies."
One study met the inclusion criteria and was included in Key Question 1.
Note: Language has been corrected to reflect screening of meeting abstracts,
poster presentations and other documents in addition to abstracts of full
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