Effect of an arginine-containing nutritional supplement on pressure ulcer healing in community spinal patients.

@article{Brewer2010EffectOA,
  title={Effect of an arginine-containing nutritional supplement on pressure ulcer healing in community spinal patients.},
  author={Sandra Brewer and Kate Desneves and Linda Pearce and Katie A Mills and Leah Dunn and David L. Brown and Trevor Patrick Crowe},
  journal={Journal of wound care},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={311-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether or not the use of an arginine-containing nutritional supplement could result in significantly shorter pressure ulcer (PU) healing times in people with spinal cord injuries living in the community, compared with a comparative historical control group. METHOD Eighteen spinal-cord-injured patients (all part of a hospital spinal outreach service) received 9 g of a commercial powdered arginine supplement per day until full PU healing occurred. Healing rates were… CONTINUE READING