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Frödin, Thomas
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Bastami, S., Frödin, T., Ahlner, J. & Uppugunduri, S. (2012). Topical morphine gel in the treatment of painful leg ulcers, a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial: a pilot study. International Wound Journal, 9(4), 419-427
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Topical morphine gel in the treatment of painful leg ulcers, a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial: a pilot study
2012 (English)In: International Wound Journal, ISSN 1742-4801, E-ISSN 1742-481X, Vol. 9, no 4, p. 419-427Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Chronic painful wounds, a major health problem, have a detrimental impact on the quality of life due to associated pain. Some clinical reports have suggested that local administration of morphine could be beneficial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic effect of topically applied morphine on chronic painful leg ulcers. Twenty-one patients were randomly assigned to receive either morphine or placebo in a randomised, placebo-controlled, crossover pilot study. Each patient was treated four times in total. Pain was measured by the visual analogue score (VAS) before application of gel, directly after and after 2, 6, 12 and 24 hours. Although an overall, clinically relevant, reduction of pain was observed upon treatment with morphine, the difference was not statistically significant. Morphine reduced pain scores more than placebo on treatment occasions 1 and 2. The difference was statistically significant only 2 hours after dressing on the first treatment occasion. Thus, our study did not demonstrate a consistent and globally significant difference in nociception in patients treated with morphine. However, the relatively small number of patients included in our study and other methodological limitations makes it difficult for us to draw general conclusions regarding efficacy of topically applied morphine as an effective treatment for some painful ulcers. Further studies are warranted to evaluate the value of topically applied morphine in the treatment of patients with chronic painful leg ulcers.

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Blackwell Publishing, 2012
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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-75512 (URN)10.1111/j.1742-481X.2011.00901.x (DOI)000306406000011 ()22151619 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2012-03-05 Created: 2012-03-05 Last updated: 2017-12-07
Lodén, M., Andersson, A.-C., Andersson, C., Frödin, T., Öhman, H. & Lindberg, M. (2001). Instrumental and dermatologist evaluation of the effect of glycerine and urea on dry skin in atopic dermatitis. Skin research and technology, 7(4), 209-213
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Instrumental and dermatologist evaluation of the effect of glycerine and urea on dry skin in atopic dermatitis
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2001 (English)In: Skin research and technology, ISSN 0909-752X, E-ISSN 1600-0846, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 209-213Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background/aims: Moisturising creams are useful treatment adjuncts in inflammatory dermatoses and have beneficial effects in the treatment of dry, scaly skin. The effects on dryness and skin permeability of a new moisturising cream with 20% glycerine was compared with its placebo and with a medicinally authorised cream with 4% urea (combined with 4% sodium chloride) in the treatment of dry skin. Methods: Patients (n=109) with atopic dermatitis were treated for 30 days with a moisturiser in a randomised, parallel and double-blind fashion. Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and skin capacitance were assessed instrumentally, and changes in the dryness of the skin were assessed by the dermatologist. Results: No difference in TEWL was found between glycerine treatment and its placebo, whereas a lower value was found in the urea-treated area compared to the glycerine-treated area. No difference in skin capacitance was found. The clinical assessment of dryness showed urea to be superior to glycerine in treating the condition. Conclusions: Moisturising creams are different, not only with respect to composition but also with respect to their influence on skin as a barrier to water in patients with atopic dermatitis.

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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24866 (URN)10.1034/j.1600-0846.2001.070401.x (DOI)9268 (Local ID)9268 (Archive number)9268 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13
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