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Leg ulcer management with topical medical honey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19024040     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three case studies of patients with leg ulceration are used to illustrate the effectiveness of Medihoney antibacterial wound gel (Medical honey) in wound healing via wound bed preparation. The aim was to improve the patient's quality of life, during the healing process, through provision of comfort, reduction in pain and protection from infection. Three patients with chronic leg ulceration were assessed as potentially benefiting from the action of medical honey to achieve wound healing. Patient selection was based on structured leg ulcer assessment. The aetiology of ulceration in patient 1 was mixed arterial and venous, and in patient 2 and 3, venous. All had several years' history of reoccurrence. Promotion of healing occurred in all instances with a reduction in the incidence of infection, reduction in pain and the provision of comfort. Antibacterial medical honey should therefore be considered as a dressing option when assessing and managing chronic wounds.
Janice Leigh Sare
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of community nursing     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1462-4753     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Community Nurs     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-21     Completed Date:  2008-12-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815827     Medline TA:  Br J Community Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S22, S24, S26 passim     Citation Subset:  N    
University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Geriatric Nursing
Honey / utilization*
Leg Ulcer / nursing,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Wound Healing*

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