Influence of bioengineered skin substitutes on diabetic foot ulcer and venous leg ulcer outcomes

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Authors:  Barber,C.;Watt,A.;Pham,C.;Humphreys,K.;Penington,A.;Mutimer,K.;Edwards,M.;Maddern,G.

Publication: Journal of Wound Care

Year: 2008

Volume: 17

Issue: 12

Start Page: 517


This systematic review indicates that bioengineered skin substitutes with a dermal component may improve healing outcomes in diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers. However, better designed trials with longer follow-up periods are needed.

  • Listing ID: 4496
  • Author/s: Barber,C.;Watt,A.;Pham,C.;Humphreys,K.;Penington,A.;Mutimer,K.;Edwards,M.;Maddern,G.
  • Publication: Journal of Wound Care
  • Year: 2008
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 12
  • Start Page: 517
  • Article Keywords: Cell Culture Techniques;Chronic Disease;Coated Materials, Biocompatible/therapeutic use;Collagen/therapeutic use;Diabetic Foot/therapy;Health Services Needs and Demand;Humans;Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic;Research Design;Safety;Skin Transplantation;Skin, Artificial/standards/supply & distribution;Treatment Outcome;Varicose Ulcer/therapy;Wound Healing