The role of MEDIHONEY® in helping to heal wounds.

MEDIHONEY® is the global leading line of medical-grade honey products for the management of wounds and burns.

Derived from the Leptospermum scoparium species of plant in New Zealand, these unique dressings have properties which are beneficial throughout all phases of wound healing.1,2,3 MEDIHONEY offers a full line of dressing solutions, providing versatility for varying wound conditions and wound management needs.

What is MEDIHONEY® with Active Leptospermum Honey (ALH)?
The only species of honey that has been shown in randomized controlled studies to help wounds that have stalled under first-line treatment to progress towards healing1
Controlled against a rigorous set of systems and standards, demonstrating product consistency from batch-to-batch
Is sterilized by gamma irradiation, destroying any bacterial spores without loss of product effectiveness
Is effective in the management of wounds and burns through two mechanisms of action
High osmotic potential
Low pH
Promotes a balanced wound environment conducive to healing1,2,3,8,9
Assists in autolytic debridement1,4,5,6,7
References: 1. Gethin G, Cowman S. Manuka honey vs. hydrogel – a prospective, open label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial to compare desloughing efficacy and healing outcomes in venous ulcers. J of Clinical Nursing 2008;18(3):466-474. (*) 2. Bateman S, Graham T. The use of Medihoney™ Antibacterial Wound Gel on surgical wounds postcoronary artery bypass grafts (CABG). Wounds UK 2007;3(3):76-83. (**) 3. Simon A, Blaser G, Santos K. Honey in paediatric care and oncology. In Cooper R, Molan P, White R (Eds.), HONEY: a modern wound management product. Aberdeen: Wounds UK 2008:153-167. (*) 4. Robson V. Leptospermum honey used as a debriding Agent. Nurse 2 Nurse 2002;2(11):66-68. (*) 5. Cutting, Honey and Contemporary Wound Care: An Overview. Ostomy Wound Management 2007;53(11):49–54 6. Acton C. Medihoney™: a complete wound bed preparation product. British J Nursing 2008;17(11): S44-S48. (**) 7. Gethin G, Cowman S, Conroy R. The impact of Manuka honey dressings on the surface pH of chronic wounds. International Wound Journal 2008;5(2):185-194. 8. Gethin G, Cowman S. (2005). Case series of use of Manuka honey in leg ulceration. International Wound Journal 2005;2(1):10-15. (*) 9. Biglari B., Moghaddam A, Santos K, et. al. Multicentre prospective observational study on professional wound care using honey (Medihoney). Int Wound J 2012;doi: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2012.00970.x

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