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7th Indo Global Diabetes Summit and Medicare Expo

Bengaluru, India

Maria Letizia Iabichella

Maria Letizia Iabichella

Helios Med Onlus, International Health Cooperation
Italy

Title: Home wound care: A new natural device for the treatment of advanced ulcers in the diabetic foot

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Biography: Maria Letizia Iabichella

Abstract

Introduction: Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs) are a global health problem and currently no device can be a standard in theirrntreatment according to international guidelines. Neither the specialized reference centers for diabetic foot care can meet therndifferent needs of the overall population in the same way and everywhere all around the world. A first successful experiencernon a patient with extremely advanced feet ulcers treated with a mixture of Hypericum perforatum and Azadirachta indicarn(HyperoilTM) has induced us to use the same treatment of patients with less severe duabetic ulcers.rnAim: The aim this report is to summarize the results observed in case series about patients used to practice Home Wound CarernMethods: All patients (9M, 16F; age range 46-78 years) afferent to the Wound Care Units (WCUs) from June 2012 to June 2013rnfollowed a standardized diagnostic/therapeutic scheme to manage diabetes and coexisting conditions. Later, all DFUs wererntreated with HyperoilTM at home, when diabetes was well compensated at WCUs, by monitoring HbA1c, systemic arterialrnpressure and pain.rnResuts: DFUs 2 to 10 months after starting HyperoilTM treatment. During this period HbA1c improved and pain due to DFUsrndisappeared in all patients; furthermore, hypertension was better compensated. No patient had complications during WoundrnCare Home performed by relativesrnConclusion: These preliminary results, belonging to a case series, suggest that using HyperoilTM for advanced diabetic footrnulcers, together with tight diabetes control, might be a cheap and effective new option for the “easy” home management ofrnadvanced diabetic foot ulcers worldwide, reducing socio-economic costs at familial and national level.

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