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Table 8 Baseline frequency of co-morbidities in trial participants

From: A pilot randomised controlled trial of negative pressure wound therapy to treat grade III/IV pressure ulcers [ISRCTN69032034]

  NPWT (n = 6)   SC (n = 6)
Co-morbidity Frequency ( n ) Co-morbidity Frequency ( n )
Faecal incontinence 4 Faecal incontinence 3
Myocardial infarction 3 Multiple sclerosis 2
Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus 3 Spinal injury 2
Angina 2 Urinary incontinence 1
Heart failure 2 Other cardiovascular disease 1
Rheumatoid arthritis 2 Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus 1
Chronic obstructive pulmonary airways/pulmonary disease 2 Femoral neck fracture 1
Stroke 2 Chronic obstructive pulmonary airways/pulmonary disease 1
Urinary incontinence 1 Other neurological 2
Ischaemia (leg/foot) 1 Myocardial infarction 0
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus 1 Angina 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 Heart failure 0
Other 1 (lymphoedema) Ischaemia (leg/foot) 0
Other cardiovascular disease 0 Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus 0
Femoral neck fracture 0 Rheumatoid arthritis 0
Spinal injury 0 Stroke 0
Other neurological 0 Other 0
Total co-morbidities 25 Total co-morbidities 14
  1. Co-morbidities are ranked in order of descending frequency in each treatment group.