Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers With Inforatio Technique to Promote Wound Healing: A Feasibility Trial

Sahar Moeini*, Hans Gottlieb, Tue S. Jørgensen, Malene R. B. Larsen, Stig Brorson

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Chronic foot ulcers have extensive consequences for diabetic patients' quality of life and increase risks of amputation and death. The aim of this trial was to assess the feasibility of conducting a larger clinical trial to evaluate the clinical effect of inforatio technique on healing of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Inforatio technique is a novel minimal invasive procedure where small cuts are made on wound beds with punch biopsy tools. This study was a feasibility trial conducted at an outpatient wound care clinic at Zealand University Hospital. Twelve patients with DFUs were included. During a 90-day follow-up, participants visited the clinic 5 times and received inforatio technique twice. Feasibility was assessed with regard to recruitment, acceptability, burden, benefits, protocol adherence, and adverse events. The recruitment rate was 1 patient per eighth day (95% confidence interval [CI] = [4th-13th]), and the retention rate was 100% (95% CI = [74-100]). During follow-up, healing was observed for 4 ulcers (33%, 95% CI = [10-65]) with a mean time for healing of 59 days (range, 22-89) (95% CI = [5-113]). Five ulcers had a reduction of wound area and 3 ulcers had an increase in area from baseline to 90-day follow-up. No temporal relationship was found between inforatio application and wound area increase. There were no patient-reported harmful effects and no adverse events with probable relation to inforatio technique. Patient acceptability and participant adherence were promising. Thus, a larger clinical trial for evaluating the clinical effect of inforatio technique is considered feasible to conduct.

Sider (fra-til)241-250
Antal sider10
TidsskriftThe International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Udgave nummer2
Tidlig onlinedato28 apr. 2021
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2023


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