A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN HYDROFIBER DRESSING & POVIDONE DRESSING IN DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS
English

Rithin Suvarna, Komaragiri Viswanadh, Hanumanthappa M.B, Devidas Shetty N
2016 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
BACKGROUND Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) is the most common complication of Diabetes Mellitus (DM). It occurs in 15% of all patients with DM. Major increase in mortality among diabetic patients, observed over the past 20 years is considered to be due to the development of macro and micro vascular complications, including failure of the wound healing process. Non-healing chronic diabetic ulcers are often treated with extracellular matrix replacement therapy.so far, it is a common trend in diabetic
more » ... trend in diabetic foot care domain to use advanced moist wound therapy. At present, there are various categories of moist dressings available such as povidone dressings, adhesive backing film, silicone coated foam, hydrogels, hydrocolloids etc.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2016/226 fatcat:3tcehs5l65cchb7yx7v36bw2re