Topical Cream Effective Against Diabetic Foot Ulcers

A topical cream that helps regulate macrophage activity was effective in treating diabetic foot ulcers, a clinical trial reported.

In 236 patients with foot ulcers treated for 16 weeks, the proportion who had complete healing of the ulcer was significantly higher in the group randomized to receive the topical cream (60.7%) versus a comparator group treated with absorbent dressing (35.1%; OR 2.84, 95% CI 1.66-4.84, P<0.001), said Shun-Cheng Chang, MD, of the Taipei Medical University in Taiwan, and colleagues … read more

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