Successful treatment of non-healing pressure ulcers with topical n-acetyl cysteine

OZKAYA H. M. , Bahat G. , Tufan A., DOGAN H., BILICEN Z., Karan M. A.

JOURNAL OF WOUND CARE, cilt.24, ss.606-611, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12968/jowc.2015.24.12.606
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.606-611


Objective: N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a thiol compound with antioxidant and vasodilatory properties. It has multiple potential uses-including as an aid to wound healing-supported by varying levels of evidence. Pressure ulcers (PUs) are a major problem affecting older and bed-bound patients, and are associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and health-care costs. We aimed to study whether topical NAC treatment may be useful in non-healing PUs in a prospective case study in two debilitated nursing home residents suffering from a total of three treatment-resistant PUs.