publication . Article . 2013

Growth and Survival of Bagged Lucilia sericata Maggots in Wounds of Patients Undergoing Maggot Debridement Therapy

Čičková, Helena; Čambal, Marek; Kozánek, Milan; Takáč, Peter;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2013 Journal: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM, volume 2,013 (issn: 1741-427X, eissn: 1741-4288, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Abstract
Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is an established method of debridement of nonhealing wounds. Despite intense clinical research about its efficacy and effects of substances produced by the larvae, growth and development of maggots in the wounds remain largely unexplored. In the present study, the bags with larvae (n = 52), which had been used to debride traumatic, ischemic, diabetic and venous ulcers, were collected and examined. Survival, length, width and larval instar of the maggots within each bag were recorded and analyzed with respect to the wound type and duration of the treatment. Survival of maggots after a 48-h cycle of MDT ranged between 63.6 and 82....
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mesheuropmc: fungi
free text keywords: Other systems of medicine, Research Article, RZ201-999, Article Subject
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publication . Article . 2013

Growth and Survival of Bagged Lucilia sericata Maggots in Wounds of Patients Undergoing Maggot Debridement Therapy

Čičková, Helena; Čambal, Marek; Kozánek, Milan; Takáč, Peter;