Complex wounds such as pressure injuries are a frequently occurring health problem throughout the world, thought to occur in around 13% of hospitalised adult patients1. They are a painful, costly, and often preventable complication for which many individuals are at risk. Each year, countries are spending billions annually on pressure injury care, with malnutrition shown to be a key factor in its development and impairment of healing.
The awarded study shows that Nutricia’s ready-to-drink high-energy, high-protein wound care product enriched with arginine, zinc and antioxidants improves pressure injury healing in malnourished patients2 while bringing an average cost saving of €74 per patient over 8 weeks compared to the use of a high-quality energy-dense nutritional support.3
The study was led by Dr Emanuele Cereda, Physician and Research Scientist in Clinical Nutrition at the Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico in Pavia, Italy. Nutricia would like to congratulate Dr Cereda and the study team on the award and their ongoing contribution to the field of wound healing.
Nutricia offers nutritional solutions to heal wounds and continues to carry out pioneering research into the effective management of wound care through nutrition in order to develop products that can help patients with chronic wounds.