Current Perspectives On Nutrition And Wound Healing

Issue Number:  Volume 30 – Issue 5 – May 2017 Author(s):  Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS, and Zoe Birnbaum, BS Given that malnutrition and a loss of lean body mass can have an adverse effect on wound healing, clinicians should have a strong understanding of the impact of adequate protein intake and the pros and cons of different vitamin supplements. Accordingly, these authors offer a salient review of current guidelines and recommendations for facilitating optimal nutrition in patients with lower extremity wounds.

Issue Number:  Volume 30 – Issue 5 – May 2017 Author(s):  Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS, and Zoe Birnbaum, BS Given that malnutrition and a loss of lean body mass can have an adverse effect on wound healing, clinicians should have a strong understanding of the impact of adequate protein intake and the pros and cons of different vitamin supplements. Accordingly, these authors offer a salient review of current guidelines and recommendations for facilitating optimal nutrition in patients with lower extremity wounds.

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Current Perspectives On Nutrition And Wound Healing