Use of Honey in Management of Diabetic Foot Infection: Patient’s Satisfaction and Outcome
Journal of Surgery
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015, Pages: 42-47
Received: May 12, 2015;
Accepted: Jun. 1, 2015;
Published: Jun. 15, 2015
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Alexander Kosternoy, Head of surgical gastroentrology in Medical Academy named after S.I. Gergivesky of Crimea Federal University, Crimea, Russia
Emad K. Bayumi, Researcher PhD General Surgery, Medical Academy Named after S.I. Georgiesky of Crimea Federal University, Crimea, Russia
Introduction: diabetic foot is a major economic problem, and its management has not always been performed in a most cost effective way. This study on diabetic foot infection aimed at comparison of the effect of bee honey with another concentrated carbohydrate solution like glycerin and with a group using betadine and saline. Patients, Materials and Methods: The patients were divided into three groups; Group A: dressing with bee honey , Group B: dressing with glycerin magnesia and Group C: represented the control group dressed with Betadine and Saline. Results: We observed that the tested materials had positive effects on diabetic foot infections but honey surpassed all by reducing the debridement times and the load of infecting organisms. Conclusion: Local wound care plays a good role when topically applied to treat diabetic foot wounds. Honey seems effective in combating infection and helps wound healing.
Emad K. Bayumi,
Use of Honey in Management of Diabetic Foot Infection: Patient’s Satisfaction and Outcome, Journal of Surgery. Special Issue:Postoperative Pain Syndrome.
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