Navigation Links
Paper Highlights Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Medical-Grade Honey in Topical Wound Care
Date:7/27/2009

PRINCETON, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A recent paper published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiological Infectious Diseases details how a certain kind of honey can be an effective agent in topical wound care, particularly where antibiotic resistance is an issue.

Entitled, "The unusual antibacterial activity of medical-grade Leptospermum honey: antibacterial spectrum, resistance and transcriptome analysis," the report describes the palliative effects of Leptospermum honey. Indigenous to New Zealand and Australia, Leptospermum honey possesses unique plant derived components that make it an ideal wound dressing, including novel antimicrobial and immunomodulatory compounds. Among the honey's properties are low pH levels, the ability to help remove non-vital tissue from the wound area, stimulate new tissue growth, and reported reduction in scarring and pain levels.

The paper also describes how medical-grade honey might be a strong combatant against antibiotic resistant pathogens such as MRSA and vancomycin-resistant strains (VRS) and that its use at sub-lethal levels (levels too low to kill bacteria) does not induce resistance. The activity that this particular species of honey demonstrates against typically resistant virulent pathogens, makes medical-grade active Leptospermum honey a compelling option for clinicians in their management of surgical site infections and diabetic foot infections. Equally important is that all these benefits exist without any toxicity to healthy tissue.

MEDIHONEY dressings, a unique line of products containing active Leptospermum honey, provide a moist, occlusive environment conducive to optimal wound healing, enabling them to work effectively in the presence of wound fluid, blood, and tissue, promoting an optimal healing environment. Available in dressings and gel form, MEDIHONEY products, leading brand of New Jersey, USA-based Derma Sciences Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI.OB), are indicated for the management of lightly to heavily exuding wounds such as: diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis leg ulcers, arterial leg ulcers, leg ulcers of mixed etiology, pressure ulcers (I-IV), first and second degree burns, donor sites, traumatic and surgical wounds.

"The data presented here argue for a greater use of medicinal-grade honey in wound care, particularly where antibiotic resistance is an issue," the European Journal of Clinical Microbiological Infectious Diseases paper concludes.

Derma Sciences has strong IP around dressing configurations that include honey, exclusive rights for MEDIHONEY in the Americas, and a partnership with New Zealand-based Comvita, which controls 75% of the Leptospermum honey harvested. Click here to read the complete story.

Contact: Susan Morgenbesser/ IRG/ 212-825-3210/ smorgenbesser@investorrelationsgroup.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Derma Sciences
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Integrated Healthcare Association Releases White Paper on Pay for Performance
2. Can pen and paper help make electronic medical records better?
3. Tijuana Newspaper, Zeta Tijuana, Releases Detailed List of Day Care Center Owners and Their Total Earnings; Interchildren, Inc. Calls for Newspaper Boycott
4. BurrellesLuce White Paper Gives Advice on Turning Twitter Connections Into Community Building Blocks
5. New White Paper from The Beryl Institute Provides Insights to Generations
6. British Medical Journal Report Supports SCHS White Paper on Statins
7. Pivotal White Paper Examines Retail Industrys Critical Role in Reengineering the Health Care System
8. Renaissance America Tracks Trend on Loss of Retiree Benefits in New Whitepaper
9. Research from Dr. Charles Gerba Finds Average Toilet Paper & Towel Dispensers Have More Bacteria Than Average Toilet Seat
10. Online obituaries are changing the way we publicly remember the dead and how newspapers cover deaths
11. New White Paper Helps OEM Design Engineers Navigate the Force Transducer Selection Process
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced ... feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a ... has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law ... magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are ... , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the ... Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families ... to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) in ... investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment events and ... more than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 26, 2016 Story Highlights: ... models within the health care industry is causing providers ... , Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for ... impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle ... facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for ... of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, ... Center for Innovation, today announced the five finalists ... Hackathon for Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ) ... medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred ... to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s dealers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: