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Clinician Reports Fast Healing of Intractable Wounds Using MEDIHONEY(R)
Date:4/29/2009

Jason Hanft of Baptist Health South Florida Reports on 11 Patients at SAWC

PRINCETON, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanced wound care products, announced that yesterday at the annual Symposium on the Advances in Wound Care (SAWC) in Dallas, Jason R. Hanft, DPM, Director of Medical Education at Baptist Health South Florida, revealed details of a recently concluded 11-patient venous leg ulcer (VLU) case series involving the use of Derma Sciences' MEDIHONEY(R). Dr. Hanft's presentation was part of the general agenda of the conference, where 24 out of 370 abstracts were selected for oral presentation. In addition, 6 other abstracts dealing with MEDIHONEY were presented at SAWC. SAWC is the largest gathering of multidisciplinary wound-care clinicians in the United States.

The study was a confirmatory case series following a positive large 108-patient randomized controlled study published in 2008 on a similar patient population, all of whom suffered from non-healing VLUs, a particularly painful and difficult-to-heal chronic wound. In the recent case series, 11 patients were enrolled with VLUs that had not healed with other advanced wound care modalities - including the gold standard multi-layered compression, as well as silver antimicrobial dressings, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and antibiotic therapy - for at least 4 months' duration. The study was designed to measure the percentage of wounds that healed in the standard timeframe of 12 weeks, but all 11 wounds healed within 6 weeks, with over half healing within 4 weeks.

According to Dr Hanft, "As renewed interest in the use of sterile, medical-grade honey to achieve wound closure increases, justified by increased scientific and clinical data, the healing potential of MEDIHONEY may
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