manuka honey

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A medicinal grade honey applied topically to treat decubitus ulcers or prepare wound beds for skin grafts
Application When compared to standard hydrogel therapy, venous leg ulcers dressed with manuka honey have less slough, better healing and a lower incidence of infection

manuka honey (m·nōōˑ·k huˑ·nē),

n honey gathered from flowers of the manuka bush,
Leptospermum scoparium, a wild plant found in New Zealand. The active honey, in the nonpasteurized form, contains a potent antibacterial compound called unique manuka factor (UMF). Manuka honey is used to treat sore throats, skin ulcers, heartburn, peptic ulcers, to fight
Helicobacter pylori bacteria, and as a wound dressing. Also called
active manuka honey.
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Leptospermum honey has been shown to possess unique plant derived components that make it an ideal wound dressing, including novel antimicrobial and immune-modulatory compounds.
coli, active Leptospermum honey produced a unique expression signature, suggesting that it works by a different mode of action to the other inhibitors.
Utilization of a Novel Active Leptospermum Honey Gel Dressing for Debridement and Healing of Venous Leg Ulcers Jennifer Gardner, PT, DPT, CWS, Manager, Wound Care Services, Underwood-Memorial Hospital and Tara Murphy, RN, BSN, Nurse, Underwood Memorial
The Use of Active Leptospermum Honey Dressings on Challenging Patients in an Indigent Wound Clinic LaVerne Graves, RN, BSN, CLNC, CWS, Nurse, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
The Clinical Use of Leptospermum Honey on Neuropathic Forefoot Ulcerations in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus; by Steven Kavros, DPM, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Derma Sciences (OTCBB:DSCI), a manufacturer and marketer of advanced wound care products, today announced that the Statistical Analysis Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier (SADMERC) - a contracted intermediary and carrier for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - has notified the company of its decision regarding Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for billing purposes for MEDIHONEY(TM) Calcium Alginate dressings with Active Leptospermum Honey.
Derma Sciences (OTCBB: DSCI), a manufacturer and marketer of advanced wound care products, today announced that two separate international journal articles were published this month detailing the growing body of evidence being generated on the use of Active Leptospermum honey for the management of post-surgical wounds.
Leptospermum honey dressings have been in use for some time throughout the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
With our partner, New Zealand-based Comvita's dominance in the procurement of Leptospermum honey and the investment we have made in sales and marketing, we expect the launch of this product to result in significant top-line growth in 2008 and beyond.
These efforts should impact sales of ALGICELL(TM) Ag, as well as our MEDIHONEY(TM) Active Leptospermum Honey Dressing, and we expect sales of those products to accelerate in the coming months.
The product contains a blend of honeys, including Leptospermum honeys Manuka (from New Zealand) and its sister species Jelly Bush, from Australia.
Wolfenson added, "the evidence being published globally about Active Manuka Honey and other Leptospermum honeys and their role in managing chronic wounds and burns is steadily increasing, and the number of large scale randomized controlled trials is greater than that of silver dressings.