larval therapy

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larval therapy

n
(Complementary Medicine) the use of maggots that feed on dead tissue to assist in the healing of serious wounds. An ancient practice, it has been revived in rare cases in which healing is hampered by the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics
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In previous studies, Maggot therapy was found to be more potent and useful in chronic pressure ulcers treatment than conventional treatment methods prescribed with rare side effects.
When asked their thoughts about using maggot therapy, close to one in 10 respondents said they would prefer to have a limb amputated than try treatment with maggots.
Highlights include BioMonde, a wound care company specialising in larval debridement therapy, or maggot therapy.
Research by Steenvoorde and coauthors (2005) considered the existence of the "yuk factor" of maggot therapy by studying 41 patients who used MDT therapy (either application technique) for their nonhealing wounds.
The larvae used in maggot therapy are "sterile" larvae of the P sericata fly.
From traditional maggot therapy to modern biosurgery.
Despite emergency surgery, maggot therapy and a daily cocktail of drugs, her MRSA couldn't be brought under control - and she was warned she could die.
American Civil War was the time when Jones and Zacharias performed maggot therapy clinically.
According to Wikipedia, as of 2008, maggot therapy was being used in around 1,000 medical centres in Europe and over 800 medical centres in the United States.
Up to now, maggot therapy was performed for treating many different kinds of wounds.
One of the options offered is maggot therapy, in which sterile maggots are applied in a pack, in order to clean wounds and help recovery.
We used two bovines, one horse and one canine treated with maggot therapy in the veterinary clinic of the University of La Salle, Bogota-Colombia.