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The use of fatty acids in wound care: an integrative review of the Brazilian literature.
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PMID:  22773499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The objective of this study was to characterize the Brazilian scientific production on the topical use of fatty acids in wound care, and to describe the effects of its administration in this process. This integrative literature review included articles indexed in Lilacs and BEDENF databases. Data collection was carried out in December 2010 using controlled descriptors and without publication date limitations. The sample consisted of nine articles, mostly concerning animal models and the use of different fatty acids mixtures. Due to the lack of randomized clinical trials in human beings and the limitations of this review, it is not possible to generalize that essential fatty acids have a positive effect on the healing process or have antimicrobial effects on wound healing. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct studies of higher methodological rigor, comparing the different formulas available with fatty acids and their effects on the healing process.
Authors:
Adriano Menis Ferreira; Bruna Machado Vieira de Souza; Marcelo Alessandro Rigotti; Marisa Rolan Dias Loureiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0080-6234     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0242726     Medline TA:  Rev Esc Enferm USP     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  752-760     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Três Lagoas, MS, Brasil, a.amr@ig.com.br.
Vernacular Title:
Utilização dos ácidos graxos no tratamento de feridas: uma revisão integrativa da literatura nacional.
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