Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

ISSN - 2155-6156

The use of an extract of Hypericum perforatum and Azadirachta indica in advanced diabetic foot

4th World Congress on Diabetes & Metabolism

August 14-16, 2013 Holiday Inn Chicago-North Shore, IL, USA

Maria Letizia Iabichella

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Diabetes Metab

Abstract :

These are the first cases reporting the results of using an extract of hypericum flowers (Hypericum perforatum) and nimh oil (Azadirachta indica) [Hyperoil, RIMOS s.r.l. Mirandola (MO) - Italy (Medical Device Class IIB CE0476)], in foot wounds with exposed bone in patients with advanced diabetic ulcers. The use of Hyperoil, administered by relatives at home, together with improved glycemic control, reversed the worsening of ulcers in all treated patients, without performing any surgical intervention or hospital treatment. Ulcers fully recovered within a couple of months in all patients as well as improved dia-betes control. The effective use of this cheap treatment in patients with diabetic foot lesions, if confir-med in a wide controlled study, might allow routine wound treatment by caregivers at home.

Biography :

Maria Letizia Iabichella is a Medical Doctor graduated at Pisa University-Italy and specialized in angiology. She has a specialist interest and estensive experience in clinical wound care manage-ment and in cutaneous microvascular research of the vascular disease by non invasive diagnostic methods.