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The importance of systemic nutrition on cutaneous regeneration processes

Presented at the 5th WUWHS Congress the results of an Italian multicentre study on 10 clinical cases with sacral pressure ulcers.

The 5th World Union Wound Healing Societies Congress (Florence, 25-29 September 2016) is the most important international conference dedicated to the most recent studies and evidences on skin ulcers treatment and prevention. At the Congress were presented the results of a longitudinal controlled study carried out on 5 university Hospitals in Marche region. Each centre has enrolled 2 wound – pathicsubjects with 1 or 2 pressure ulcers, showing plasma albumin levels in the range from 2.2 to 3.5 g/dl, with a total number of 10 cases. For 90 days those patients have been administered with nutrition supplements (Nutrixam FMS) containing essential amino acids and their derivatives at a dose of 5g twice a day.

Conclusions: the topical wound treatment, even if with innovative local products, doesn’t result with a stable and long term effect. A proper amino acid supplementation and the assessment of the patient’s nutritional status is a prerequisite for ulcer treatment and healing.
Among the various dietary supplement present in the market Nutrixam FMS show specific effects on the cutaneous tropism, able to stimulate tissue regeneration at the same level of local medications. It is now well accepted that the approach to pressure ulcers management cannot be only local.