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Role of a medication in polyurethane foam in the treatment of diabetic foot lesions
BMC Geriatrics volume 10, Article number: A71 (2010)
The treatment of diabetic foot lesions need medications capable of managing wound infection and exudates that, variously combined, can influence the natural history of the pathology and therefore limb survival. A particular and economic device, is represented by honeycomb structure polyurethane foam Ligasano ©.
Material and methods
We evaluated 5 patients with a diabetic foot and a case history of infected wounds until flemmone. The lesions have been debrided and/or surgically drained and then medicated three time a week, with variable thickness Ligasano (0,5 and 1 cm). Tissue sample was collected to perform colture and antibiogram. According to diabetic foot guidelines of Consensus Conference 2003 patients (3 male and 2 female – mean age 54,3 years) were affected by skin lesions of the foot and were classified as in Table 1. Medications were performed until the reduction and/or complete healing.
The patients have been medicated once a day for 10 days (2, 5) and/or once every three weeks (3/5) for the first two months. The mean time of the treatment was of 196 day for 4 patients. In 1 patient a minor cardiovascular event occurred and time of therapy was 296 days.
In our experience the device was proved to be economic and manageable, allowing the management of the exudates and avoiding, at the same time, the involvement of the perilesional skin that constitutes itself an innovation on the treatment of diabetic foot lesion.
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Palumbo, F.P., Serantoni, S., Pera, M. et al. Role of a medication in polyurethane foam in the treatment of diabetic foot lesions. BMC Geriatr 10, A71 (2010) doi:10.1186/1471-2318-10-S1-A71
- Public Health
- Tissue Sample
- Natural History
- Cardiovascular Event
- Infected Wound