Becaplermin: recombinant platelet derived growth factor, a new treatment for healing diabetic foot ulcers.

@article{Nagai2002BecaplerminRP,
  title={Becaplermin: recombinant platelet derived growth factor, a new treatment for healing diabetic foot ulcers.},
  author={Mary K Nagai and John M. Embil},
  journal={Expert opinion on biological therapy},
  year={2002},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={211-8}
}
Chronic or non-healing lower extremity ulcerations in diabetics are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, and account for a large proportion of the financial burden related to the care of diabetics. Lower extremity ulcerations develop primarily as a consequence of neuropathy and the goal in addressing any wound is to re-establish tissue integrity as soon as possible. The healing of wounds is a complex procedure involving multiple growth factors, some of which have multiple effects on… CONTINUE READING
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