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Growth factors for diabetic foot ulcers: Mixed treatment comparison analysis of randomized clinical trials.

Authors
  • Sridharan, Kannan1
  • Sivaramakrishnan, Gowri2
  • 1 Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manassma, Bahrain. , (Bahrain)
  • 2 Department of Oral Health, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji. , (Fiji)
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Nov 17, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/bcp.13470
PMID: 29148070
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

To conclude, rhEGF, rhPDGF and autologous PRP significantly improved the healing rate when used as adjuvants to standard of care, of which rhEGF may perform better than other growth factors. The strength of most of the outcomes assessed was low and the findings may not be applicable for DFU with infection or osteomyelitis. The findings of this study needs to be considered with caution as the results might change with findings from head-to-head studies.

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