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Article: Maggot debridement therapy in chronic wound care

TitleMaggot debridement therapy in chronic wound care
Authors
KeywordsDebridement
Diptera
Larva
Wound healing
Wounds and injuries
Issue Date2007
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2007, v. 13 n. 5, p. 382-386 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To review the current evidence on the mechanism of actions and clinical applications of maggot debridement therapy. Data sources: Literature search of PubMed and Medline was performed up to January 2007. Study selection: Original and major review articles related to maggot debridement therapy were reviewed. Key words used in the literature search were 'maggot debridement therapy', 'wound healing', and 'chronic wound management'. Data extraction: All relevant English and Chinese articles. Data synthesis: The mechanism of such maggot therapy was shown to be due to the debridement, disinfection, and wound healing enhancement actions of maggot excretions/secretions. The efficacy of maggot debridement therapy in chronic wound management has been demonstrated in chronic venous ulcers, pressure ulcers, and diabetic ulcers. There is also a new delivery system for the excretions/secretions, which has been shown to be as effective as using live maggots. Conclusions: Maggot debridement therapy has been shown to be a safe and effective means of chronic wound management. However, there are a number of limitations when considering its local applicability. Future development of the delivery system may help to overcome some of these limitations and improve its acceptability.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57412
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.contributor.authorChan, DCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, DHFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, JYYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPatil, NGen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GKKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-12T01:35:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-12T01:35:53Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2007, v. 13 n. 5, p. 382-386en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57412-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To review the current evidence on the mechanism of actions and clinical applications of maggot debridement therapy. Data sources: Literature search of PubMed and Medline was performed up to January 2007. Study selection: Original and major review articles related to maggot debridement therapy were reviewed. Key words used in the literature search were 'maggot debridement therapy', 'wound healing', and 'chronic wound management'. Data extraction: All relevant English and Chinese articles. Data synthesis: The mechanism of such maggot therapy was shown to be due to the debridement, disinfection, and wound healing enhancement actions of maggot excretions/secretions. The efficacy of maggot debridement therapy in chronic wound management has been demonstrated in chronic venous ulcers, pressure ulcers, and diabetic ulcers. There is also a new delivery system for the excretions/secretions, which has been shown to be as effective as using live maggots. Conclusions: Maggot debridement therapy has been shown to be a safe and effective means of chronic wound management. However, there are a number of limitations when considering its local applicability. Future development of the delivery system may help to overcome some of these limitations and improve its acceptability.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_HK
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectDebridementen_HK
dc.subjectDipteraen_HK
dc.subjectLarvaen_HK
dc.subjectWound healingen_HK
dc.subjectWounds and injuriesen_HK
dc.subject.meshDebridement - adverse effects - methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshWound Healingen_HK
dc.subject.meshChronic Diseaseen_HK
dc.subject.meshDiabetic Foot - therapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDipteraen_HK
dc.titleMaggot debridement therapy in chronic wound careen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailPatil, NG: ngpatil@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeung, GKK: gilberto@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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