A study was carried out to compare the efficacy of two urea creams of different percentages in controlling anhydrosis in the diabetic foot. A total of 30 outpatients with evidence of bilateral anhydrosis participated in a double-blind incidental study. The study comprised a 6 week treatment regimen, with the application of 10% urea cream to the right foot and 25% urea cream to the left foot of participants. Analysis of results showed that both urea creams resulted in a statistically significant increase in skin hydration. However, the 25% urea cream produced a significantly greater increase in skin hydration than the 10% cream.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||The Diabetic Foot Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
- diabetic foot
- urea creams
Baird, S., Skinner, C. M., Trail, S., & Frankis, J. S. (2003). Anhydrosis in the diabetic foot: a comparison of two urea creams. The Diabetic Foot Journal, 6(3), 122-136. http://www.diabetesonthenet.com/journal-content/view/anhydrosis-in-the-diabetic-foot-a-comparison-of-two-urea-creams