Maggot therapy in "lower-extremity hospice" wound care: fewer amputations and more antibiotic-free days.

@article{Armstrong2005MaggotTI,
  title={Maggot therapy in "lower-extremity hospice" wound care: fewer amputations and more antibiotic-free days.},
  author={David G. Armstrong and Precious Salas and Brian Short and Billy R Martin and Heather R Kimbriel and Brent P Nixon and Andrew J. M. Boulton},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={254-7}
}
We sought to assess, in a case-control model, the potential efficacy of maggot debridement therapy in 60 nonambulatory patients (mean +/- SD age, 72.2 +/- 6.8 years) with neuroischemic diabetic foot wounds (University of Texas grade C or D wounds below the malleoli) and peripheral vascular disease. Twenty-seven of these patients (45%) healed during 6 months of review. There was no significant difference in the proportion of patients healing in the maggot debridement therapy versus control group… CONTINUE READING
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