Historic medical staples making comebacks
- MAGGOTS AND LEECHES: WHEN SCIENCE AND AESTHETICS COLLIDE. Dossey, Larry // Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p12
Reports on the use of maggots and leeches as alternative therapies. Description of the condition called myiasis; Treatment of suppurative wounds and clearing away of dead tissues using the larvae of certain flies; Problem of revulsion of patients toward maggots; Illnesses that can be treated...
- Worms and squirms. Shinkman, Ron // Modern Healthcare;10/16/2000, Vol. 30 Issue 43, p54
Deals with the use of maggots and leeches in the 21st century medical practice. How green blowfly maggots can cleanse chronic wounds; Role of medicinal leeches in reconstructive surgery; Growth in sales of medicinal leeches and maggots; Advantages of maggot wound therapy over whirlpool debridement.
- A maggot a day... Heusel, Catherine // Self;May99, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p156
Presents information on the medical uses of leeches and maggots and on other alternative treatments. Bloodletting to remove toxic substances in the blood; Use of leeches to maintain circulation after plastic surgery; Use of maggots to clean wounds.
- Helminthes and insects: maladies or therapies. El-Tantawy, Nora // Parasitology Research;Feb2015, Vol. 114 Issue 2, p359
By definition, parasites cause harm to their hosts. But, considerable evidence from ancient traditional medicine has supported the theory of using parasites and their products in treating many diseases. Maggots have been used successfully to treat chronic, long-standing, infected wounds which...
- Doctors use maggots to clean out wounds. // Current Science;11/14/97, Vol. 83 Issue 6, p15
Reports that the medical use of maggots can be used to help cure stubborn wound infections. Factors which influenced the medical use of the maggots; Name of the first person to use the maggots; Advantages of using the maggots to patients with stubborn wound infections; Comments from Vitus...
- The healing power of maggots. Zimmer, Carl // Discover;Aug93, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p17
Reveals that blowfly maggots make a great cure for infected wounds. Use of maggots for therapeutic purposes by the Maya; Maggot therapy in World War I; Comment by surgeon Jane Petro; Effectiveness of maggots in tumor-killed tissue, certain burns and bone infections; Squeamishness.
- Ask. Jordan, Rosalyn S. // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Mar2016, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p8
The article provides an answer to a question about maggot therapy and mentions related topics such as larval therapy, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and medical larvae.
- Leeches. Postman, Lore // Indianapolis Business Journal;11/6/95 Supplement, Vol. 16 Issue 33, p8C
Looks at the use of leeches by surgeons in reconstructive surgery. Importance of leeches in microsurgery; When leeches are used; Where they are found; How leeches are stored.
- The leech therapy wave. Asplund, Laura // Materials Management in Health Care;Apr2001, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p35
Reports on the increasing use of leeches in microsurgical procedures in the United States. Common use of leeches in the reattachment of severed fingers or other body parts; Finding that leeches have biological traits that enable to reestablish blood flow; Use of leech therapy after a failed...