for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
and the 'yuk" factor: An issue for the patient?
Then, the holdings of the BTER Foundation's Biotherapy library were searched for complete copies of these and any additional publications on maggot therapy
. Articles not already in the library's holdings were requested through interlibrary loans or directly from the authors.
Sherman, "Maggot therapy
takes us back to the future of wound care: new and improved maggot therapy
for the 21st century," Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, vol.
Centrally important to maggot therapy
is that the larvae used in the treatment of wounds should reduce the infections and improve the nutrition of tissues for rapid improvement of wounds.
Evaluation of maggot therapy
applied to four clinical cases of animals in Bogota (Colombia)
Protocols for cleaning and supporting pressure ulcers, and alternative healing strategies including hydrotherapy, ultrasound, and maggot therapy
She said: "There has been a huge increase in healthcare professionals requesting maggot therapy
for their patients.
"Conventional treatments for these problems can take months to achieve a successful outcome but maggot therapy
usually involves no more than two treatments, each lasting up to five days.