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Chronic Diabetic Wound Healing: Recombinant PDGF v/s Normal Saline

*, Basavaraj G. Veerapur and *, I.V. Uppin and *, YP Raghavendra Babu (2012) Chronic Diabetic Wound Healing: Recombinant PDGF v/s Normal Saline. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical sciences, 24 (24). pp. 118-120. ISSN 2230 – 7885

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Abstract

The incidence of diabetes and its complications are on the rise with risk of lower extremity amputations being fifteen fold higher as compared to non-diabetics due to chronic diabetic foot ulcer. Diabetic ulcers are known to be resistant to conventional treatment and may herald severe complications if not treated wisely. A series of study has shown that application of PDGF to wound enhances the process of wound healing. In view of this a study on efficacy of rh-PDGF in chronic diabetic ulcers versus normal saline dressings was undertaken. Our study revealed that rh-PDGF therapy could act as an adjuvant to the conventional mode of treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: rh-PDGF, diabetic foot ulcer, saline dressing, chronic ulcer.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 10:11
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 10:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77645

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