5 Questions—and Answers— about Maggot Debridement Therapy
- MedicineAdvances in skin & wound care
Use of MDT has steadily increased during the past 10 years, particularly in many progressive, high-volume wound care centers in Europe and Asia; it has been less commonly used in the United States.
The maggot of the blow fly, Lucilia sericata: an alternative for wound infection
- Biology, Medicine
The role of maggots and their preparation for clinical use, the evidence supporting the enzymatic degradation of necrotic tissue, potent antibacterial action of maggot secretions and maggot secretion stimulated granulation tissue formation are discussed.
Maggot Debridement Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Wounds in a Military Hospital Setup in Turkey
It is believed that MDT is a rapid and effective method for the debridement of chronic wounds in a military environment especially in times of war in developing countries.
The antimicrobial activity of maggots: in-vivo results.
- MedicineJournal of tissue viability
A Review of the Use of Maggots in Wound Therapy
- MedicineAnnals of plastic surgery
A review of some of the most relevant literature regarding maggots makes it clear that some factors beg a final conclusion such as patient and physician factors regarding maggot therapy, care of larvae, the indications, benefits and precautions of maggot debridement therapy (MDT).
Maggot debridement therapy: A practical review
If patients and providers can look past the obvious anxiety associated with the management and presence of larvae, they will quickly see the benefits of this underutilized modality for healing multiple types of wounds.
Changing attitudes toward maggot debridement therapy in wound treatment: a review and discussion.
- MedicineJournal of wound care
A literature review of maggot debridement therapy in the clinical setting today and addresses the costs and benefits of this therapy, including recommendations to engage healthcare providers and increase awareness of this therapeutic treatment.
A molecular approach to maggot debridement therapy with Lucilia sericata and its excretions/secretions in wound healing
- Biology, MedicineWound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society
ES has the potential to have positive effects on wound healing and to be used more as a therapeutic agent in the future, so it can be applied as an alternative to MDT in wound healing.
Maggot therapy and the “Yuk” factor: An issue for the patient?
- MedicineWound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society
In a phenomenological study on six patients receiving maggot therapy, the experience of larval therapy was not as scary as imagined, and it’s suggested that many patients are deterred by this therapy, mainly because of the ‘‘yuk factor,’’ but perhaps health care professionals have a bigger “‘Yuk factor” as compared to patients.
Clinical observations on the use of honcrivine in the chemical debridement of wounds.
- MedicineNigerian journal of clinical practice
Wound debridement progressed rapidly and impressively with necrotic and devitalized tissues as well as tenacious pus and fibrin deposits being replaced with healthy granulation tissue.