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Nutricia’s wound care product recognized for Cost-Effectiveness at the Olympics of Wound Care

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition into the cost-effectiveness of Nutricia’s ready-to-drink wound care product was awarded bronze at the 2nd World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) Awards on February 24. This was the only medical nutrition wound care product recognized in the category.

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.

  1. Li Z, et al. Global prevalence and incidence of pressure injuries in hospitalised adult patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020; 105: 103546.
  2. Cereda E, et al. A nutritional formula enriched with arginine, zinc, and antioxidants for the healing of pressure ulcers: A randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2015; 162: 167-74.
  3. Cereda E, et al. Cost-effectiveness of a disease-specific oral nutritional support for pressure ulcer healing. Clin Nutr. 2017; 36: 246-52.

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