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Case series of use of Manuka honey in leg ulceration.

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Gethin G, Cowman S. Case series of use of Manuka honey in leg ulceration. Abstract The historical and current literature reports the successful use of honey to manage a diversity of wound aetiologies. However, only in the last 40 years is research on its mode of action and contribution to wound healing being investigated. The challenge of managing chronic non healing wounds generated interest in researching non standard therapies. The aims of the study were to gain insight into the practical use of Manuka honey in wound management. The objective was to test the feasibility of further rigorous research into the use of honey in the management of chronic wounds. Instrumental case series were used to examine the use of Manuka honey in eight cases of leg ulceration. To collect the necessary data, photographs, acetate tracings, data monitoring and patient comments and observations were used to add greater reliability and validity to the findings. The wounds were dressed weekly with Manuka honey. The results obtained showed three males and five females with ulceration of different aetiologies were studied. A mean initial wound size for all wounds of 5.62 cm(2) was obtained. At the end of four-week treatment period, the mean size was 2.25 cm(2). Odour was eliminated and pain reduced. The conclusions drawn were that the use of Manuka honey was associated with a positive wound-healing outcome in these eight cases. Arterial wounds showed minimal improvement only.

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    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2, Ireland (Republic). ggethin@eircom.net

    Source

    International wound journal 2:1 2005 Mar pg 10-5

    MeSH

    Administration, Cutaneous
    Honey
    Humans
    Leg Ulcer
    Leptospermum
    Treatment Outcome
    Wound Healing

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16722850

    Citation

    Gethin, Georgina, and Seamus Cowman. "Case Series of Use of Manuka Honey in Leg Ulceration." International Wound Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, 2005, pp. 10-5.
    Gethin G, Cowman S. Case series of use of Manuka honey in leg ulceration. Int Wound J. 2005;2(1):10-5.
    Gethin, G., & Cowman, S. (2005). Case series of use of Manuka honey in leg ulceration. International Wound Journal, 2(1), pp. 10-5.
    Gethin G, Cowman S. Case Series of Use of Manuka Honey in Leg Ulceration. Int Wound J. 2005;2(1):10-5. PubMed PMID: 16722850.
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