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Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics
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Review Article

Supportive Treatment of Pressure Ulcers with Dietary Supplementation

Tomasz Kryczka* and Paweł Grieb
Department of Experimental Pharmacology, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 5 Pawińskiego Str., 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
Corresponding Author : Dr Tomasz Kryczka
Mossakowski Medical Research Centre
Polish Academy of Sciences
Department of Experimental Pharmacology
5 Pawinskiego Str. 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
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Received January 07, 2015; Accepted January 23, 2015; Published March 16, 2015
Citation: Kryczka T, Grieb P (2015) Supportive Treatment of Pressure Ulcers with Dietary Supplementation. Clin Pharmacol Biopharm 3:130. doi:10.4172/2167-065X.1000130
Copyright: © 2015 Kryczka T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Pressure ulcers remain a major health problem in immobilized patients, both hospitalized and staying at nursing or private homes. Malnutrition is a significant risk factor for their development and dietary supplementation is a potentially valuable method of supportive treatment. However, clinical data showing specific efficacy of supplements in pressure ulcers are scanty. The present short review compares effects of two dietary supplements which have been tested as an addition to standard treatment of pressure ulcers in non-malnourished patients: Cubitan (Nutricia) which is a complex protein and vitamin formulation, and carnosine, a dipeptide naturally present in meat, which may exert significant pharmacologic effects