AbstractThe use of sugar in the treatment of wounds dates back to Ancient Egypt. This article begins with a summary of that history and, in the case study that follows, a patient describes his 13-year experience of living with leg ulcers. The patient explains the challenges these ulcers have brought to his day-to-day life and the particular problems he encountered with pain management. He discusses different approaches by doctors and district nurses to manage the ulcers and how, by chance, a newspaper article led to a meeting with a PhD student researching sugar and wound care – a meeting that was to lead to a new lease of life for the patient.
CitationMurandu, M. (2016) Granulated sugar treatment for leg ulcers: a case report, Primary Health Care, 26(1), pp. 26-29.
PublisherRCN Publishing Ltd.
JournalPrimary Health Care
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Royal College of Nursing in Primary Health Care on 02/02/2016, available online: https://doi.org/10.7748/phc.26.1.26.s28 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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