A conservative means of reducing the intensity and duration of thermally induced oedema

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Abstract

A group of related drugs, the benzopyrones, have been suggested as a therapy for thermal injury. The drugs enhance the removal of oedema fluid from the wound site, thus improving tissue oxygenation. They also stimulate the reticulo-endothelial system (RES), consequently reducing the susceptiblity to infection. Their other advantages are: they inhibit platelet aggregation, preserve red blood cell deformability, reduce the risk of thrombosis, reduce increased capillary fragility and improve glucose transport by the phagocytes and red blood cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalBurns
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1976
Externally publishedYes

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