The effect of honey-coated bandages compared with silver-coated bandages on treatment of malignant wounds-a randomized study

Betina Lund-Nielsen, Lis Adamsen, Hans Jørn Kolmos, Mikael Rahbek Rørth, Anders Tolver Jensen, Finn Gottrup

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Malignant wounds (MWs) occur in 5-10% of all cancer patients. Malodor and exudation are the most common side effects. The aim was to determine the influence of honey-coated compared with silver-coated bandages on treatment of MWs. Patients were randomly selected to enter either group A (honey-coated bandages) or group B (silver-coated bandages). Parameters were the following: wound size, cleanliness, malodor, exudation, and wound pain. Digital photographs, visual analog scales (VAS), and wound morphology registration were used for measurement at baseline and following the 4-week intervention. Sixty-nine patients with MWs and advanced cancer, aged 47-90 (median 65.6), were included. No statistically significant difference was noted between the groups with respect to wound size, degree of cleanliness, exudation, malodor, and wound pain. There was a median decrease in wound size of 15 cm(2) and 8 cm(2) in group A and B, respectively (p = 0.63). Based on post-intervention pooled data from the groups, improvement was seen in 62% of the participants with respect to wound size and in 58% (n = 69) with respect to cleanliness. The VAS score for malodor (p = 0.007) and exudation (p 
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftWound Repair and Regeneration
Vol/bind19
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)664-70
Antal sider7
ISSN1067-1927
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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