In 32 patients with chronic venous insufficiency and venous hypertension associated with ulcerations, the effects of the local application of a hydrogen peroxide cream (Crystacide) applied onto the skin was evaluated using a complex, proportional, microcirculatory model to assess and quantify venous microangiopathy after local treatment. A comparative group treated without Crystacide was included. Laser Doppler flowmetry was used to assess skin perfusion (flux and venoarteriolar response) in association with transcutaneous PO2 and PCO2 measurements. Local plasma free radicals were evaluated in the area surrounding the venous ulcer using the D-Roms test. Crystacide was applied around and on the ulcer for 10 days. Crystacide was more effective than the control treatments. PO2 was increased (improved, P <.05), and plasma free radicals, PCO2, and laser Doppler flowmetry were decreased (improving toward normal values, P <.05). Also, the ulcerated area was significantly smaller at 10 days in the Crystacide group in comparison with controls (P <.05). In the proportional microcirculatory model, all parameters indicated an important level of improvement significantly larger than in controls. In conclusion, in chronic venous insufficiency and venous ulcerations, local treatment with Crystacide (10 days) improves the microcirculation and decreases skin free radicals, thus improving healing. Â©2007 Sage Publications.
|Titolo:||Improvement of microcirculation and healing of venous hypertension and ulcers with CrystacideÂ®: Evaluation with a microcirculatory model, including free radicals, laser doppler flux, and PO2/PCO2 measurements|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|