Role of Parenteral Amino Acid in Patients of Diabetic Foot Ulcer
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 2071-2079
AbstractAim: To analyse the role of amino acids among subjects with type 2 diabetes having foot
Material and method: The present study was conducted in the Department of Surgery,
Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly from February 2020 to March 2021. The
study comprised of 60 patients, aged 18 years and above, suffering from diabetic foot ulcer.
Patients were divided into two groups i.e. group A and B. Patients of group A continued to
take diabetic diet as they were taking before while patients of group B were given IV amino
acid (200ml) on alternate day till 15th day in addition to the diet they were taking before.
Ulcers of all patients were properly cleaned and dressed under aseptic condition with normal
saline and povidone iodine everyday, wound debridement was done as required. Ulcers were
assessed on day 0, 5, 10 and 15.
Results: Mean cholesterol increased in group A while it decreased in group B at different
intervals with statistically insignificant difference as p>0.05. At the end of study, normal
healing was found among 26.67% and 66.67% of the subjects in group A and B respectively.
Major haematoma was reported only in group A and that among 10% of subjects. Hence
healing was observed better among group B subjects.
Conclusion: It can be concluded from the results that among subjects with diabetic foot
ulcers, amino acid administration leads to better healing and satisfaction among the patients.
Therefore, amino acids supplement should be given to diabetic foot ulcer subjects
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