maggot therapy


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maggot therapy

[′mag·ət ‚ther·ə·pē]
(medicine)
Implantation of sterile cultivated maggots of the bluebottle fly into wounds in the treatment of chronic soft tissue infections and chronic osteomyelitis.
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Maggot therapy for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
Nearly four out of 10 people, the survey shows, would opt for a conventional treatment such as dressings rather than maggot therapy.
The cost of maggot therapy largely is unknown by many physicians.
Centrally important to maggot therapy is that the larvae used in the treatment of wounds should reduce the infections and improve the nutrition of tissues for rapid improvement of wounds.
Evaluation of maggot therapy applied to four clinical cases of animals in Bogota (Colombia)
Lucilia eximia (Diptera: Calliphoridae), a new alternative for maggot therapy.
aeruginosa could be treated with an agent that interrupts bacterial signalling to ensure the success of maggot therapy and thereby wound healing.
Protocols for cleaning and supporting pressure ulcers, and alternative healing strategies including hydrotherapy, ultrasound, and maggot therapy are addressed.
Biosurgery in wound healing-the renaissance of maggot therapy.
Conventional treatments for these problems can take months to achieve a successful outcome but maggot therapy usually involves no more than two treatments, each lasting up to five days.
Mumcuoglu KY, Ingber A, Gilead L, Maggot therapy for treatment of intractable wounds.