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Advantages of Maggot Debridement Therapy for Chronic Wounds: A Bibliographic Review.
Adv Skin Wound Care. 2020 Oct; 33(10):515-525.AS

Abstract

GENERAL PURPOSE

To present an overview of the advantages of maggot debridement therapy as a treatment for chronic wounds through the review of several larval properties.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES

After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to:1. Summarize the use, process, and precautions for maggot debridement to treat chronic wounds.2. Synthesize the results of the bibliographic review of the use of maggot debridement to treat chronic wounds.

ABSTRACT

Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is effective for ulcer debridement, achieving it in less time than other therapies. It offers a benefit to healing. However, it is unclear whether maggots reduce treatment time and there is considerable controversy around the treatment's potential antimicrobial action and cost-effectiveness. Nevertheless, it can be effective in preventing amputations and reducing the need for systemic antibiotics. This bibliographic review assesses the advantages of MDT as a treatment for chronic wounds through the review of several larval properties. The review was carried out by consulting biomedical databases including CINAHL, MEDLINE (PubMed), and Scopus, and concludes that MDT is an effective debridement and potential technique to facilitate healing. However, more data is needed on the wound type application frequency and the efficacy of treatment.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32941225

Citation

Moya-López, José, et al. "Advantages of Maggot Debridement Therapy for Chronic Wounds: a Bibliographic Review." Advances in Skin & Wound Care, vol. 33, no. 10, 2020, pp. 515-525.
Moya-López J, Costela-Ruiz V, García-Recio E, et al. Advantages of Maggot Debridement Therapy for Chronic Wounds: A Bibliographic Review. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2020;33(10):515-525.
Moya-López, J., Costela-Ruiz, V., García-Recio, E., Sherman, R. A., & De Luna-Bertos, E. (2020). Advantages of Maggot Debridement Therapy for Chronic Wounds: A Bibliographic Review. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 33(10), 515-525. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ASW.0000695776.26946.68
Moya-López J, et al. Advantages of Maggot Debridement Therapy for Chronic Wounds: a Bibliographic Review. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2020;33(10):515-525. PubMed PMID: 32941225.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Advantages of Maggot Debridement Therapy for Chronic Wounds: A Bibliographic Review. AU - Moya-López,José, AU - Costela-Ruiz,Victor, AU - García-Recio,Enrique, AU - Sherman,Ronald A, AU - De Luna-Bertos,Elvira, PY - 2020/9/17/entrez PY - 2020/9/18/pubmed PY - 2021/8/3/medline SP - 515 EP - 525 JF - Advances in skin & wound care JO - Adv Skin Wound Care VL - 33 IS - 10 N2 - GENERAL PURPOSE: To present an overview of the advantages of maggot debridement therapy as a treatment for chronic wounds through the review of several larval properties. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to:1. Summarize the use, process, and precautions for maggot debridement to treat chronic wounds.2. Synthesize the results of the bibliographic review of the use of maggot debridement to treat chronic wounds. ABSTRACT: Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is effective for ulcer debridement, achieving it in less time than other therapies. It offers a benefit to healing. However, it is unclear whether maggots reduce treatment time and there is considerable controversy around the treatment's potential antimicrobial action and cost-effectiveness. Nevertheless, it can be effective in preventing amputations and reducing the need for systemic antibiotics. This bibliographic review assesses the advantages of MDT as a treatment for chronic wounds through the review of several larval properties. The review was carried out by consulting biomedical databases including CINAHL, MEDLINE (PubMed), and Scopus, and concludes that MDT is an effective debridement and potential technique to facilitate healing. However, more data is needed on the wound type application frequency and the efficacy of treatment. SN - 1538-8654 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32941225/Advantages_of_Maggot_Debridement_Therapy_for_Chronic_Wounds:_A_Bibliographic_Review_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ASW.0000695776.26946.68 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -