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Should the duration of head bandaging be reduced after pinnaplasty? A systematic review.
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PMID:  25310258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: It is common practice to use head bandages for 7-10 days following pinnaplasty. However, head bandages are often troublesome for patients and can lead to serious complications. Method: A systematic review was performed to evaluate the use of head bandages after pinnaplasty. A search of Medline, Embase (Ovid) and CINAHL (EBSCO collections), the Cochrane Library, Pubmed (US National Library of Medicine) and Google Scholar identified 34 related articles. Of these, 14 were deemed relevant and 2 randomised controlled trials, 1 cohort study, 3 case series and 1 literature review met the inclusion criteria. Results: The two randomised controlled trials show no statistically significant difference in complications when a head bandage was used for the standard 7-10 days, for 24 hours or not at all. The three case series show that using a head bandage for 24 hours or not at all are safe alternatives. The review article recommended that when head bandages are applied after pinnaplasty it should be for the shortest duration possible. Conclusion: Based on the available evidence, not using a head bandage at all or using one for a maximum of 24 hours following pinnaplasty is recommended.
A E L McMurran; I Khan; S Mohamad; M Shakeel; H Kubba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-4     Citation Subset:  -    
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