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First Effective Treatment for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Wound Healing Dressing

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Diabetic foot ulcer treatment

Urgo Medical findings support the use of sucrose octasulfate dressing as a local treatment for neuroischemic diabetic foot ulcers. This is the world's first effective dressing for healing diabetic wounds.


A new active dressing, developed by Urgo Medical Laboratories, demonstrates its superiority in the treatment of diabetic wounds. After 20 weeks of treatment, the sucrose octasulfate dressing is shown to have significantly improved wound closure in the diabetic foot ulcer.

The treatment is a translucent and flexible sheet that revolutionizes the management of diabetic wounds. Welcome to the world of active dressing.

The study and its findings are published in Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology and are the first to demonstrate the superiority of an active agent called nano oligosaccharide factor (NOSF) in the healing of diabetic foot wounds. These types of wounds are often left unnoticed because they are painless. As a result, they often lead to amputation of the toe, foot, or leg in some diabetic patients.

How UrgoStart R Wound Healing Dressing Works

This wound healing dressing is renewed every two to four days on average.

It's called UrgoStart R. Some patients in the test conducted in European countries were given a neutral dressing to apply, while others were given the UrgoStart R.

It was a large double-blind trial and neither the doctor nor the patient knew which dressing was being used to treat the patient's diabetic foot ulcer.

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The study was conducted in 43 hospitals in 5 European countries (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom) with 240 patients who had diabetic wounds in their foot or feet.

The results show that the healing time was halved in the active treatment group, from 180 to 60 days. In practice, this is a gain of 2 months.

"Finally, here is an active dressing for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers," says Professor Agnes Hartemann, head of the Department of Diabetology at Pitié Salpétrière Hospital (Paris), to the Science and Avenir.

Until now, no treatment for this problem has demonstrated its effectiveness.

The dressing, sterile and disposable, is renewed every 2 to 4 days on average. Its price is about 7 USD.

This is a breakthrough that should change international recommendations for diabetic wound treatment. This is a good news for all the people who live with diabetes, but the focus should always be the prevention of diabetes.

Healing a wound with vinegar at home. According to this article, by eMaxHealth past contributor Tracy Woolrich, "during one study, seven hospitalized patients with wound infections were selected. These patients were not responding to traditional therapy for at least one week. A culture of the wound drainage was conducted and they all had Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections that were resistant to four or more antibiotics. A topical solution of 3%-5% acetic acid was applied to the wounds for 2 to 12 times with 100% success in eliminating the organism. No other antibiotics were used during the study. The most amazing outcome during that study was of a wound that was not responding to traditional antibiotic treatment for a month using a total of 15 different antibiotics. However after using 5% acetic acid irrigations and wound washes it healed. These wounds were not insignificant either. They included abscesses, post operative wounds and foot ulcers. Every single one of them responded with complete elimination of the bacteria. It was concluded that “3% acetic acid is nontoxic, inexpensive and efficient topical agent for effective elimination of P. aeruginosa from superficial infection site. It is the best alternative when infection is caused by multiple antibiotic-resistant strains and where there is a shortage of therapeutic options."

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