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Factors ID'd in diabetic foot ulcer healing failure

from Clinical Advisor

Patients with diabetic foot ulcers that fail to heal have increased inflammation and aberrant growth factor levels, study results reveal. Serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, matrix metallopeptidase 9 and fibroblast growth factor 2 were elevated in patients whose DFUs did not heal compared with patients who healed properly, Thanh Dinh, DPM, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and colleagues determined. more


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