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The therapeutic use of ozone in wounds: search of evidences by the systematic literature revision

Grant number: 06/05671-7
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: December 01, 2006 - February 29, 2008
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing
Principal Investigator:Rubia Aparecida Lacerda
Grantee:Rubia Aparecida Lacerda
Host Institution: Escola de Enfermagem (EE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The chronicle wounds need a long period of treatment that in times are painful and compromise the quality life of your carriers, in many times evolving to amputations. Moreover, its increase the hospital costs by the need of internments and use of antibiotics in its treatment. Nowadays, there are many resources to treat chronicle wounds. One of them, few discussed and divulged is the therapeutic use of ozone that is economic and has easy application. Regarding the Brazilian reality where the health access is restrict and priority of a few people, if the therapeutic use of ozone favor the treatment of wounds, diminish the number of amputations and improve the life quality of theirs carriers, it will be a unquestionable benefit. Thus, the purpose of this study is to perform a systematic revision of scientific literature searching evidences in the therapeutic use of ozone in wounds. It is based on the methodology of systematic revision in the scientific literature according to the Cochrane Center of Brazil. Were selected eight electronic databases that have research publications in health area. Will be included studies that describe the use of ozone in wounds and its effects in the organism. The languages included in the research were Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian and Germany. The search will be done through the Describers in Health Science based on MESH (Medical Subject Headings of U.S. National Library of Medicine). (AU)

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