TURKISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.24, no.4, pp.190-196, 2016 (ESCI)
Objective: Diabetes mellitus leads to tissue damage by erythrocyte aggregation and an endothelial dysfunction-mediated disturbance in vascularization. These mechanisms facilitate the formation of skin wounds. As skin flaps are often used in the treatment of diabetic wounds, enhancing the blood supply and lowering blood glucose levels have emerged as important factors to increase the success of treatment using skin flaps. Therefore, in this study, the effectiveness of captopril and angiotensin II treatments were investigated to determine if they increased blood flow to skin flaps to protect their viability in an experimental diabetic rat model.