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Maggot debridement therapy: a systematic review.
Br J Community Nurs. 2014 Dec; Suppl Wound Care:S6-13.BJ

Abstract

Maggot debridement therapy is used extensively in the UK in both community and hospital situations, but remains a potentially under-used modality in many wound care markets. It promotes wound healing by performing three key processes: debridement, disinfection and growth-promoting activity. It can be used for the debridement of non-healing necrotic skin and soft tissue wounds, including pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, neuropathic foot ulcers and non-healing traumatic of post-surgical wounds. With the increase in chronic diabetic foot wounds, maggot debridement therapy is a promising tool for health professionals dealing with difficult wounds. This article presents an overview of the research evidence surrounding maggot debridement therapy that serves as a guide to health professionals who may be users of this form of treatment now and in the future.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Podiatric Medical Student, Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine, Pomona, CA, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25478859

Citation

Shi, Eric, and David Shofler. "Maggot Debridement Therapy: a Systematic Review." British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. Suppl Wound Care, 2014, pp. S6-13.
Shi E, Shofler D. Maggot debridement therapy: a systematic review. Br J Community Nurs. 2014;Suppl Wound Care:S6-13.
Shi, E., & Shofler, D. (2014). Maggot debridement therapy: a systematic review. British Journal of Community Nursing, Suppl Wound Care, S6-13. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2014.19.Sup12.S6
Shi E, Shofler D. Maggot Debridement Therapy: a Systematic Review. Br J Community Nurs. 2014;Suppl Wound Care:S6-13. PubMed PMID: 25478859.
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