Comparative study of efficacy and cost effectiveness of topical sucralfate and conventional dressings in diabetic ulcers
Author(s): Dr. Preethi SP and Dr. Dhanasekaran V
Abstract: Diabetic ulcers are one of the most frequently encountered surgical problems. Historically, different methods have been employed in treatment of these ulcers. The notion that ulcers should be kept dry is steadily losing ground. During the past quarter of a century, a wide range of innovative dressings have been introduced. Recent literature says that an ulcer re-epithelializes more rapidly when treated with a dressing that allows moist wound healing. This study compares the effect of sucralfate and conventional dressing in the healing of Diabetic ulcers. A total of 50 patients with diabetic ulcers, after undergoing a detailed clinical examination, and appropriate work up, satisfying the inclusion & exclusion criteria were divided into 2 groups and participated in the study. Comparison of the effects of topical sucralfate and conventional study in terms of appearance of granulation tissue and weeks of recovery was done. At the end of the study, it was observed that participants treated with sucralfate dressing as compared to the control group receiving only conventional dressing were taken up for skin grafting or secondary suturing in less than two weeks where as in case of patient getting conventional dressings took more than 3 weeks and thus have a faster healing and better area of reduction. In conclusion Sucralfate dressing are an effective modality to facilitate faster healing in patients suffering from diabetic ulcers and can be used as an adjunct to conventional mode of treatment (conventional dressings and debridement) for faster recovery.
Dr. Preethi SP, Dr. Dhanasekaran V. Comparative study of efficacy and cost effectiveness of topical sucralfate and conventional dressings in diabetic ulcers. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(4):435-438. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i4h.280