Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Wound healing


Study of efficacy of superoxidised solution and gel (microdacyn) in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer

Bhupinder Singh Walia, Pankaj Dugg, Navjot Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Babu Lal Sunkaria

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 608-617

Introduction: Diabetic foot and diabetic ulcers are common complications of diabetes mellitus.
It affects daily life of patients and lead to amputations. The study was conducted to see the
effect and role of superoxidised solution and gel (microdacyn) in promoting the healing and
treatment of diabetic foot ulcer.
Material &Methods: The wound site was cleaned with normal saline followed by application
of superoxidised solution for 30 seconds and then followed by application of wound care
hydrogel. Observations were made during dressing and examination of the patients/ wounds
was done on the day 7,14,21,28 and at follow-up of 15 days. Rate of contraction of wound is
measured in cm2.
Results: Mean age of patients in the study was 50.0687±11.85 years with equal male to female
ratio. Superoxidised solution provides good wound healing and mean hospital stay was
10.49±4.24 days. Significant reduction of wound is seen in cases with short duration of ulcer
and short duration of diabetes (p<.05).
Conclusion: Superoxidised solution was associated with faster healing of ulcers without any
major complications, proving SOS to be safe and efficient as a wound care product in the
management of lower limb ulcers.

DMIST Scale for Predicting Healing Time within 12 Weeks in Patients with Diabetic Ulcer

Suriadi, RN, Ph.D, AWCS; Wida Kuswida Bhakti, RN, Ph.D

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 2285-2293

Background: An assessment scale, namely, the DMIST (deep, moisture, infection/inflammation, size, tissue type of wound bed, type of wound edge and tunnelling/undermining), was designed to identify the healing time of chronic ulcers. An evaluation was then conducted to test the predictive validity of DMIST. This study aimed to evaluate whether the total scores from the DMIST scale could predict healing time of diabetic ulcer.
Method: A prospective study cohort was obtained from the Kitamura Wound Clinic in Pontianak, Indonesia. A total of 33 patients with diabetic ulcer were recruited to participate in the study. Collected data included DMIST score, demographic information, Wagner wound classification, neuropathic status, ankle brachial index, HbA1c level and wound images. Using the DMIST scale, trained data collectors scored patients every 7 days until ulcers were healed or patients were discharged.
Results: A cutoff score of 9 was valid as a predictor of non-healing after 12 weeks. The DMIST scale was found to have high sensitivity (90%) and specificity (96%). The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.98 (95% confidence interval, 0.856 to 1.000).
Conclusion: The DMIST scale was found to be a valid assessment scale to identify wound healing time in a period of 12 weeks in patients with diabetic ulcer.

EFFICACY OF HEMOCOAGULASE AS A TOPICAL HEMOSTATIC AGENT AFTER EXTRACTIONS: A REVIEW

Dr. Balakrishnan Ramalingam; Dr. Vijay Ebenezer

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1933-1936

Extractions are the most common surgical procedures carried out and postextraction bleeding is most commonly seen complication. The aim of this review was to determine the effectiveness of topical hemocoagulase as a hemostatic agent and its role in reducing postextraction bleeding and its comparison to routine saline pressure pack after tooth extraction. Various differences was present between the hemostatic agent and saline pressure pack in relation to pain, swelling, wound healing, bleeding time, and other complications. Topical hemocoagulase is effective in reducing bleeding, pain, and swelling after extraction when compared to saline pressure packs. It also act as a promoter of wound healing.