SENDROM, vol.19, no.7, pp.54-61, 2007 (Scopus)
Wound healing is a complex series of biochemical events which results from wound in the organism. Wound healing; composes of 3 stages called hemostasis and inflamation, proliferation and maturation which are different, but related with each other. Any disturbance of this stages will negatively effect wound healing. In the wound healing process, energy and nutrients are required for cell proliferation, phagocytosis, matrix formation, connective, endothelium and epitel tissue formation. During this process; carbohydrates, protein, lipids, vitamins and minerals are important. It is known that specific nutrients such as ascorbic acid, vitamin A, zinc are important for wound healing. In recent studies, some individually given nutrients like glutamine, arginine were demostrated to effect wound healing and also immunological functions. In this review, the effects of energy and nutrients on wound healing and studies related to the subject were attempted to be summarized.