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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2001 February;160(1):31-6
Study on efficacy of preparation with usnic acid and zinc sulphate for episiotomy care
Oliva G. C. 1, Filidi C. 1, Casini E. 2, Tamburelli M. 2, Donadio C. 3, Donadio F. 3, Mancuso S. 1
1 Policlinico Universitario «A. Gemelli» - Roma, Istituto di Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica;
2 Casa di Cura «Fabia Mater»;
3 Azienda Ospedaliera «S. Camillo-Forlanini», Divisione di Ostetricia e Ginecologia
Background. To value therapeutics efficacy of preparation to reduce the sintomatology (burning sensation, pain, edema, infection) and the capacity to speed up the healing process.
Methods. Women between 18 and 40 years, primipare, undergoing episiotomy, divided into two groups (A and B). Group A: 55 patients with Zeta N Cream and Alfa Bergamon therapy for 12 days. Group B: 55 patients with only Alfa Bergamon therapy for 12 days. The patients have been valued again after 7 and 14 days from the beginning.
Results. Group A patients have made a quick and complete recovery compared to group B. After 7 days from the beginning, infact, there has been a remarkable reduction of the clinical picture and of the sintomatology in the group A patients compared to group B (reddening 16.3 vs 56.3%, ecchymosis 5.4 vs 18.1%, pain 16.3 vs 45.4%). In 4 women (7.2%) belonging to group B continued again reddening after 14 days. Moreover, most patients (94.6%) belonging to group A have given sign of a notable improvement with poor collateral effects (burning sensation in only 6 cases). While in 36.4% of the women belonging to group there has been only a light improvement, but having burning sensation and dryness reactions (36.4%).
Conclusions. On every women undergoing episiotomy could be propose a therapeutic use of tested products to speed up the healing process, to avoid infection complications and to relieve the painful sintomatology.