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Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for Lower Limb Ulcers, Edema, and Thrombosis: Clinical Effectiveness, and Cost-Effectiveness

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Project Number: RA1067-000
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the treatment of lower limb ulcers?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the treatment of lower limb edema?
  3. What is the clinical effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the prevention of venous thromboembolism?
  4. What is the comparative cost-effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation versus compression stockings for the treatment of lower limb ulcers?
  5. What is the comparative cost-effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation versus compression stockings for the treatment of lower limb edema?
  6. What is the comparative cost-effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation versus compression stockings for the prevention of venous thromboembolism?

Key Message

One systematic review with meta-analysis and two randomized controlled trials were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the treatment of lower limb edema and the prevention of venous thromboembolism. No relevant economic evaluations were identified.