Effect of topical application of nerve-growth factor on pressure ulcers

Lancet. 1999 Jul 24;354(9175):307. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(99)02784-1.


Pressure ulcer is a frequent problem in frail older people, with serious consequences and high costs. Topical application of nerve growth factor promotes skin ulcer healing.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Elbow
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nerve Growth Factors / administration & dosage*
  • Pressure Ulcer / therapy*
  • Wound Healing


  • Nerve Growth Factors