OverviewA 78-year-old female was recovering from an extended right hemicolectomy for treatment of colorectal cancer when one of her incisions would not heal. While one of her two incisions healed normally, the second abdominal midline incision had developed a sloughy base and moderate exudates. Concerned staff nurses called in the wound-care nurse to review the wound.
The patient’s abdominal midline incision developed a sloughy base and moderate exudates.
The wound edges were somewhat contracted, but excessive exudates and bleeding indicated that the wound was not healing normally.
After just 2 weeks on Juven, the wound edges had contracted, exudates were lessened, and the incision size was considerably reduced.
OverviewA 62-year-old male had a 20-year history of diabetes mellitus when he developed a diabetic foot ulcer with osteomyelitis. The patient sought medical attention after a crack on the bottom of his foot developed into a lesion. The tissue around the lesion was inflamed and necrotic. Four weeks later, a wound-care team administered a debriding treatment. The ulcer worsened and the patient developed osteomyelitis. The patient was treated with IV antibiotics for the next 9 months.
Wound-care team decided that the ulcer required a second debridement. After the procedure, wound measured 6.35 cm (L) x 5.08 cm (W) x 2.54 cm (H).
Faced with potential amputation and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the physician suggested that the patient add 2 packets of Juven to his daily diet.
Wound had reached remodeling phase.
*In healthy elderly adults.
References: 1. Williams JZ, et al. Ann Surg. 2002;236(3):369-375.
Use Juven as part of a complete, balanced diet.