Research: Treatment Effect of oral nutritional supplementation on wound healing in diabetic foot ulcers: a prospective randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Armstrong2014ResearchTE,
  title={Research: Treatment Effect of oral nutritional supplementation on wound healing in diabetic foot ulcers: a prospective randomized controlled trial},
  author={David G. Armstrong and Jason R. Hanft and Vickie R. Driver and Andrea S Smith and Jos{\'e} Luis L{\'a}zaro-Mart{\'i}nez and Alexander M Reyzelman and George Furst and Dean J. Vayser and Hector Cervantes and Ronald Snyder and Meghan F Moore and P. E. May and Jeffrey L. Nelson and Geraldine E Baggs and Anne Coble Voss},
  booktitle={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2014}
}
AIMS Among people with diabetes, 10-25% will experience a foot ulcer. Research has shown that supplementation with arginine, glutamine and β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate may improve wound repair. This study tested whether such supplementation would improve healing of foot ulcers in persons with diabetes. METHODS Along with standard of care, 270 subjects received, in a double-blinded fashion, (twice per day) either arginine, glutamine and β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate or a control drink for 16 weeks… CONTINUE READING

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