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Options in Wound Care

Author(s):  Kincaid Michele R

Issue:  Mar/Apr 2002 - Dermatologic Compounding
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Abstract:  Wound healing is a growing area of health care to which pharmacists can contribute. This article provides a general overview of agents effective in wound care and a review of various agents used in treatment. The author discusses stages of wound healing, nutrition and wound healing and therapies for healing wounds (metronidazole or gentamicin, granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor, mafenide acetate, tretinoin, nifedipine, honey, phenytoin, bufflomedil hydrochloride, pentoxifylline, misoprostol and aloe vera). A table lists factors affecting wound healing and their effects.

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