Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Honey Surpasses Intergel in Healing, Adhesion Prevention

Effect of Honey Versus Intergel in Intraperitoneal Adhesion Prevention and Colonic Anastomotic Healing: A Randomized Controlled Study in Rats
International Journal of Surgery, Article in Press

Introduction: Intra-abdominal adhesion formation and reformation after surgery are still an unavoidable event in spite of modern surgical techniques and are a cause of significant morbidity, resulting in infertility, pain and intestinal obstruction.

The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of honey in adhesion prevention and colonic anastomotic healing in rats.

Methods: In the present study, 75 male Sprague-Dawley rats were used and divided into 3 groups for study: [25 rats for each], the intergel, honey and control groups. After the scheduled two- week's post-operative period, all survived rats were reopened for second-look laparotomy to detect the following parameters: a-adhesion, b- manometric study, c- histopathological study

Results: The author found that the total adhesion score, the manometric values and the histopathological study among the three studied groups showed statistically significant difference and in favor of the honey-treated rats.

Conclusion: Honey surpasses the intergel for the healing power and adhesion prevention.

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