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Sci J Iran Blood Transfus Organ 2010, 6(4): 283-291 Back to browse issues page
The effect of platelet gel on the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer
S. Kargar, H. Javadzadeh Shahshahani , N. Tabkhi
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  Abstract

  Background and Objectives

  Diabetic foot ulceration represents a major problem in the health care of diabetic patients. The response to standard treatment is often poor and acts as a common cause of amputation. The diabetic foot imposes on patients and the healthcare system excessive expenses. The aim of this study was to assess the therapeutic effect of platelet gel on diabetic foot ulcer.

 

  Materials and Methods

  This randomized clinical trial study was done on 70 hospitalized diabetic patients they were divided into two equal groups and followed for three weeks. Both groups received intravenous antibiotics (metronidazole + ceftriaxone) during hospitalization. Granulation tissue formation ready for grafting or epithelialization were tokens of ulcer recovery and positive response to treatment. The data were analyzed with Fisher and T-test.

 

  Results

  Hospitalization period was shorter in case group (5 ± 1.6 vs. 11 ± 3.6 days in control ) (p< 0.001). All ulcer cases in the former group healed completely. Amputation was necessary for six patients in the control group.

 

  Conclusions

  The results showed the effectiveness of platelet gel in treatment of chronic diabetic ulcers. So we recommend it as a suitable cellular therapy to accelerate the healing process and prevent amputation.

 

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  Abstract

 Background and Objectives

 Diabetic foot ulceration represents a major problem in the health care of diabetic patients. The response to standard treatment is often poor and acts as a common cause of amputation. The diabetic foot imposes on patients and the healthcare system excessive expenses. The aim of this study was to assess the therapeutic effect of platelet gel on diabetic foot ulcer.

 

 Materials and Methods

 This randomized clinical trial study was done on 70 hospitalized diabetic patients they were divided into two equal groups and followed for three weeks. Both groups received intravenous antibiotics (metronidazole + ceftriaxone) during hospitalization. Granulation tissue formation ready for grafting or epithelialization were tokens of ulcer recovery and positive response to treatment. The data were analyzed with Fisher and T-test.

 

 Results

 Hospitalization period was shorter in case group (5 ± 1.6 vs. 11 ± 3.6 days in control ) (p< 0.001). All ulcer cases in the former group healed completely. Amputation was necessary for six patients in the control group.

 

 Conclusions

 The results showed the effectiveness of platelet gel in treatment of chronic diabetic ulcers. So we recommend it as a suitable cellular therapy to accelerate the healing process and prevent amputation.

 

 Key words : Foot Ulcer, Diabetic, Platelets, Diabetes Complications

 

Keywords: Foot Ulcer, Diabetic, Platelets, Diabetes Complications
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Kargar S, Javadzadeh Shahshahani H, Tabkhi N. The effect of platelet gel on the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer. Sci J Iran Blood Transfus Organ. 2010; 6 (4) :283-291
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