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REYES-ROCHA, Blanca Lilia; ALVAREZ-AGUIRRE, Alicia; ARCINIEGA-VEGA, Karla Fernanda  and  BARAJAS-POZOS, Alicia. Cost-effective therapy in wet environment versus traditional therapy: the case of a patient with lower limb ulcer. Gerokomos [online]. 2016, vol.27, n.2, pp.85-88. ISSN 1134-928X.

Currently, it has become important to use the wet therapy in the treatment of chronic wounds, however, continue to use traditional therapy as a technique to achieve healing them. Hence, the present case report aims to determine the cost benefits of using dressings moist wound healing versus traditional cure in a patient with lower limb ulcer. Results show that the cost is higher therapy wet environment, however, the period of wound healing is lower compared to the healing time involved in traditional cure; this results in a benefit for the patient to achieve recovery in a shorter time. These findings lead us to propose hypotheses for further study under the other methodological design, in order to generate scientific evidence to assist with the improvement of care processes for the benefit of people with this type of condition.

Keywords : wet environment; hydrocolloid; wound; healing.

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