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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part C (2020)

To compare the efficacy of topical phenytoin over conventional wound care (5% povidone-iodine) in diabetic ulcer

Author(s): Dr. Sudhir S, Dr. Ganashree MH, Dr. Deepak Naik, and Dr. Dilip DK
Abstract: Background: Diabetic foot ulcers is one of the common complication of diabetes mellitus. It has become a significant health care problem affecting 15%. In this study Phenytoin is used for diabetic foot ulcers comparing its efficacy over conventional dressing.
Methodology: This is a prospective study of 70 patients admitted in JSS hospital, with diagnosis of Diabetic foot ulcer between 2017-2019. They were divided into two group after a detailed clinical examination, and appropriate work up satisfying inclusion and exclusion criteria. One group underwent phenytoin dressing and other group conventional dressing and were assessed on 14th day.
Results: This study observed that group for which Phenytoin dressing was done underwent SSG or secondary suturing in <2 week, whereas the other group took more than 3weeks.
Conclusion: Wound healing was faster with Phenytoin dressing compared to conventional, hence reducing the duration of hospital stay in turn being cost effective. Thus this method can be implied.
Pages: 122-128  |  1336 Views  459 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sudhir S, Dr. Ganashree MH, Dr. Deepak Naik,, Dr. Dilip DK. To compare the efficacy of topical phenytoin over conventional wound care (5% povidone-iodine) in diabetic ulcer. Int J Surg Sci 2020;4(1):122-128. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2020.v4.i1b.320
International Journal of Surgery Science