maggot therapy




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Published on May 11, 2007

This is Grace Filby's first video clip online during a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship in 2007.

Chronic biofilm infections of wounds can be removed naturally and painlessly - e.g. maggot therapy to enable healing to take place. Location: Southwest Regional Woundcare Center, Lubbock. Other strategies include phage therapy (using bacteriophages - available in Poland and Georgia for treating antibiotic-resistant infections including MRSA), surgical debridement, ultrasonic debridement, hyperbaric oxygen, lactoferrin, xylitol etc..

"Roy Rice is keen to let you all know that he was not aware of the maggots moving round at all. He was just glad that the biofilm was being removed painlessly and naturally, rather than having to endure more of the painful process of debridement manually with a sharp scraper. Thank you Roy. Today the heavens opened..."

This patient, Roy, had several traumatic leg wounds. The skin blistered and became infected. He was a US Army veteran. You can read about it here:


He has since passed away, peacefully in his sleep. He donated his body to medical science.

Produced by
Grace Filby BA(Hons) Cert Ed FRSA
Churchill Fellow
Reigate UK

Music: the artist is 'taboca' and the track is Mach Inspire. It's an audio-swap service provided by YouTube that can be added to videos. Genre: Classical.

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