2006, Number 3
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Text ExtractionPressure ulcer is a common syndrome of diffi cult treatment among bedridden individuals, with clinical and socioeconomic repercussions. A recently developed natural biomembrane (NBM) as a therapeutic option for leg ulcers with debriding and neo-angiogenic properties encouraged us to apply it as a treatment for pressure ulcers. The authors report the results obtained with the NBM dressing on alternate days and followed up two cases for 6 months: a 76-year-old woman with sepsis and malnutrition and a sacral ulcer (15 x 13 cm wide x 1.5 cm deep) and a 77-year-old man with sequel of a brain vascular accident and two 3 cm deep sacral ulcers of 5.6 x 6.4 cm (left) and 6.6 x 8 cm (right). NBM promoted rapid debridement, an important granulogenic stimulus and full healing within less than 6 months in both cases. Thus, the natural biomembrane showed outstanding debriding and neo-angiogenic properties in the treatment of pressure ulcers, representing an effective, practical and low cost dressing.
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