Impaired wound healing in surgical patients with varying degrees of malnutrition.

@article{Haydock1986ImpairedWH,
  title={Impaired wound healing in surgical patients with varying degrees of malnutrition.},
  author={David A Haydock and Graham L. Hill},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={1986},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={550-4}
}
The relationship between nutritional state and wound healing was examined in 66 adult surgical patients. Wound-healing response was assessed by measuring the collagen content (hydroxyproline) of fine tubes of Gore-tex inserted subcutaneously along standardized needle track arm wounds. After a period of 7 days, the tubes were removed and it was found that there was a higher hydroxyproline content in the tubing of 36 normally nourished patients than there was in the tubing of 21 patients with… CONTINUE READING

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