Clinical observations supporting a vasodilatory effect of the modified papaya extract OPAL001

Mitchell, Geoffrey K. (2011) Clinical observations supporting a vasodilatory effect of the modified papaya extract OPAL001. Wound Practice and Research, 19 4: 190-196.

Author Mitchell, Geoffrey K.
Title Clinical observations supporting a vasodilatory effect of the modified papaya extract OPAL001
Journal name Wound Practice and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1837-6304
Publication date 2011-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 19
Issue 4
Start page 190
End page 196
Total pages 7
Place of publication Osborne Park, WA, Australia
Publisher Cambridge Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Vascular insufficiency is a major reason for the development and perpetuation of chronic wounds. It is plausible that agents that cause vasodilation may promote wound healing. The OPAL process is where ripened fruit is treated by homogenisation, heat treatment, alkalisation and filtration of the pulp. OPAL 001 uses papaw and peach fruits mixed 10: 1 by volume. This article presents four cases of non-healing ulcers that provide clinical observational support for the hypothesis that OPAL products facilitates healing by causing vasodilation of the blood vessels around the wound.
Keyword Venous ulcer
Arterial ulcer
Diabetic ulcer
Pressure ulcer
Wound therapy
Vasolidation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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