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Wound Care

Information for healthcare professionals to learn more about the role nutrition can play in the management of wounds.

Chapman, B. et al. 2011. Use of an arginine-enriched oral nutrition supplement in the healing of pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injuries: An observational study

This pilot study demonstrates the potential for a specialised wound healing nutritional supplement to accelerate the rate of pressure ulcer healing in spinal cord injury patients. A 2.5-fold greater rate of healing was observed in patients consuming the arginine-containing nutritional supplement until full healing compared with those who ceased taking the supplement.