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Effect of powdered shells treatment of the snail Megalobulimus lopesi on wounds of diabetic rats

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Effect of powdered shells treatment of the snail Megalobulimus lopesi on wounds of diabetic rats
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Acta Cirurgica Brasileira, February 2018
DOI 10.1590/s0102-865020180020000010
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Paulo Henrique Muleta Andrade, Luciane Canderolo Portugal, Eric Schmidt Rondon, Monica Cristina Toffoli Kadri, Maria de Fátima Cepa Matos


To analyzed the healing effect of the powdered shell of the Megalobulimus lopesi snail on wounds of diabetic rats, since in non-diabetic rats the powdered shell presented healing potential. Seventy-two Wistar rats (Rattus norvegicus albinus) were divided into three groups: Control group (GC.diab), no therapeutic intervention on the wound; Vehicle's Control group, topical via, in diabetic rats (GCvt.diab): Powder Shell Group (PC) applied topically (GPCvt.diab): Experimental group was administered topically shortly after wound dressing and once a day during the experimental period (3, 7, 14 and 21 days) the composition containing the powdered shell of the snail. The following variables related to the healing potential were analyzed: macroscopic one, where the capacity of reduction of the wound area was evaluated; histological analysis in HE, angiogenic activity, morphometric analysis (re-epithelization), leukocyte inflammatory infiltrate; leukocyte count and also differentiation in peripheral blood. The topical application in wounds of diabetic rats presented healing activity, accelerating wound closure, stimulating angiogenesis and being pro-inflammatory in the early and anti-inflammatory stages in the final times of the healing process. The topical administration of the powdered shell on wounds of diabetic patients becomes a therapeutic option of low cost, with ease in the administration and access as well.

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Unknown 19 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 16%
Lecturer 2 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Master 2 11%
Other 1 5%
Other 3 16%
Unknown 6 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Other 4 21%
Unknown 6 32%