The importance of growth factors for the treatment of chronic wounds in the case of diabetic foot ulcers

Barbara Buchberger, Markus Follmann, Daniela Freyer, Hendrik Huppertz, Alexandra Ehm & Jürgen Wasem
Introduction Ulcers as a result of diabetes mellitus are a serious problem with an enormous impact on the overall global disease burden due to the increasing prevalence of diabetes. Because of long hospital stays, rehabilitation, often required home care and the use of social services diabetic foot complications are costly. Therapy with growth factors could be an effective and innovative add-on to standard wound care. Research questions What is the benefit of therapies with growth...