TITLE

Medicinal maggots cross border at a crawl

AUTHOR(S)
Collier, Roger
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/9/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the difficulty of Canadian wound clinicians to apply maggots for larval therapy. According to wound clinician Christine Pearson, she has been using maggots for seven years, however, the country does not advocate the use of maggots in wound treatment due to Health Canada's classification. Moreover, other study shows that the therapy is superior only for debridement, but not better than hydrogel in decreasing bacteria or an increase healing rates.
ACCESSION #
48002782

 

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