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

serve as a pivotal clinical decision to accelerate the closure of recalcitrant wounds of the lower extremity."

Derma Sciences said that sales of MEDIHONEY continue to increase steadily, most commonly being used on non-healing, chronic wounds. These difficult-to-heal wounds typically comprise about 50% of the wounds affecting an estimated 6.5 million people in the US annually. With an over-the-counter 510K clearance already in place, Derma is completing the development of dressings for the consumer market that would be effective on a wide variety of common wounds, abrasions, and minor burns. As announced previously, these dressings are expected to be in the US retail distribution channel by 2010.

Additional clinical abstracts on the use of MEDIHONEY presented at the SAWC include:

  • Active Leptospermum Honey - A Debriding Alternative (Mary Brennan, North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, NY)
  • Utilizing Leptospermum Honey in the Treatment of Cutaneous Small Vessel Vasculitis (CSVV) (Mary Allison Hendrickson, Baylor Health Care System, TX)
  • Use of Active Leptospermum Honey Dressings in the Home Care Setting (Tim Larson, Cleveland Clinic, OH)
  • Active Leptospermum Honey: Treatment for Various Lower Extremity Dermatologic Issues (Tracey Vlahovic, Temple University, PA)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Using Active Leptospermum Honey for Wound Management and Odor Control (Scott Moore, Edmund Oncology Center, OK)
  • The use of Active Leptospermum Honey in a variety of non-healing wounds in the Long Term Care Setting (Mary Webb, San Mateo Medical Center, CA)

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