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Not so fast with vacuums and maggots as firstline treatment

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1275
  1. Nicky Cullum, professor (
  1. Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Area 2, Seebohm Rowntree Building, York YO10 5DD

    EDITOR—The statement by Thomas and Asaad, that vacuum assisted closure (VAC) and maggots should be considered as first line rather than alternative treatment in hard to heal, cavitating, intransigent ulcers with sloughy and unhealthy …

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