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dc.contributor.authorMolan, Peter C.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-19T05:08:15Z
dc.date.available2008-02-20en_US
dc.date.available2008-03-19T05:08:15Z
dc.date.issued2002-11-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationMolan, P. C. (2002) Re-introducing honey in the management of wounds and ulcers theory and practice. Ostomy/Wound Management 4811, 28-40.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/203
dc.description.abstractDressing wounds with honey was standard practice in past times but went out of fashion when antibiotics came into use. There has been a renaissance in its usage now that antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a widespread clinical problem, and laboratory studies and clinical trials have shown that it is a very effective broad-spectrum antibacterial agent with no adverse effects on wound tissues. Modern studies have also shown that as well as having an antibacterial action, honey has several other activities that are beneficial to the wound healing process. It gives rapid autolytic debridement and deodorising of wounds, and stimulates the growth of wound tissues thus hastening healing and starting the healing process in dormant wounds. Its anti-inflammatory activity rapidly reduces pain, edema and exudate and minimises hypertrophic scarring. It also provides a moist healing environment for wound tissues with no risk of maceration of surrounding skin, and completely prevents adherence of dressings to the wound bed so that there is no pain and no tissue damage when dressings are changed. By use of appropriate dressing practices any problems of messiness and difficulty of handling can be easily overcome.en_US
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherH M P Communications, LLCen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.o-wm.com/en_US
dc.rightsThis is an authors postprint version of an article published in the journal, Ostomy/Wound Management. Used with permission.en_US
dc.subjectevidenceen_US
dc.subjecthoneyen_US
dc.subjectinfected woundsen_US
dc.subjectsurgical woundsen_US
dc.subjectburnsen_US
dc.subjectulcersen_US
dc.subjectabscessesen_US
dc.subjectskin graftsen_US
dc.subjectmoist dressingsen_US
dc.subjectnon-sticken_US
dc.subjectdebridingen_US
dc.subjectdeodorisingen_US
dc.subjectantibacterialen_US
dc.subjectanti-inflammatoryen_US
dc.subjectprevention of scarringen_US
dc.titleRe-introducing honey in the management of wounds and ulcers - theory and practiceen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfOstomy Wound Managementen_NZ
pubs.begin-page28en_NZ
pubs.elements-id27683
pubs.end-page40en_NZ
pubs.issue11en_NZ
pubs.volume48en_NZ


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