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- Wantuch, Holly A., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- BMC biotechnology 2016 v.16 no.1 pp. 30
- Lucilia sericata; adults; antimicrobial peptides; cell proliferation; cost effectiveness; debridement; diabetic foot; diet; genetic engineering; health services; heat stress; hemolymph; humans; insect larvae; messenger RNA; patients; platelet-derived growth factor; platelet-derived growth factor receptors; polymerase chain reaction; proteins; secretion; tetracycline; tissue repair; transgenes; transgenic insects; United States
- ... BACKGROUND: Diabetes and its concurrent complications impact a significant proportion of the population of the US and create a large financial burden on the American health care system. FDA-approved maggot debridement therapy (MDT), the application of sterile laboratory-reared Lucilia sericata (green bottle fly) larvae to wounds, is a cost-effective and successful treatment for diabetic foot ulcer ...
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