Topical phenytoin treatment of stage II decubitus ulcers in the elderly.

@article{Rhodes2001TopicalPT,
  title={Topical phenytoin treatment of stage II decubitus ulcers in the elderly.},
  author={Richard S Rhodes and Catherine A. Heyneman and Vaughn L Culbertson and Samuel Eric Wilson and Hemant M Phatak},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={675-81}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the healing of stage II decubitus ulcers with topically applied phenytoin sodium with two other standard topical treatment procedures in a long-term care setting; and to assess the extent of systemic absorption after topical application in the phenytoin group. METHODS Forty-seven nursing home patients with stage II decubitus ulcers were chosen for this study. The patients were matched for age, gender, and size and severity of wounds, and randomly assigned to each… CONTINUE READING