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MARTINEZ CUERVO, F.  and  PARERAS GALOFRE, E.. The effectiveness of hyperoxygenated fatty acids in the care of skin perilesional, the prevention of the pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers and diabetic foot. Gerokomos [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.1, pp.41-46. ISSN 1134-928X.

Hyperoxigenated fatty acids (HOFA) have appeared in the market in the last decade to provide a tool in the prevention of pressure ulcers. However, there are few studies demonstrating their usefulness, especially in last few years. A study of bibliographical revision of articles dealing about hyperoxigenated fatty acids was performed with the aim of knowing their usefulness and effectiveness. It is stated that the hyperoxygenated fatty acids are very important in the maintenance of the integrity of the skin to avoid the formation of pressure ulcers or delaying their restoration. Not yet having clinical trials demonstrating their use in other pathologies, recently, HOFA have been used with satisfactory results in the skin care of people with vascular alterations of inferior members, in the diabetic foot and the wound care of the perilesional ulcer. The hyperoxygenated fatty acids are an optimal therapeutic option that should form a part of the clinical protocols of action of nursery in the prevention of the chronic ulcers and in the wound care of the perilesional ulcer.

Keywords : Pressure ulcers (PU); perilesional skin ulcer; prevention; hyperoxygenated fatty acids (HFA).

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