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Honey as a topical treatment for wounds

  1. Andrew B Jull1,*,
  2. Natalie Walker2,
  3. Sohan Deshpande3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005083.pub3


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Jull AB, Walker N, Deshpande S. Honey as a topical treatment for wounds. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005083. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005083.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Auckland, School of Nursing, Auckland, New Zealand

  2. 2

    University of Auckland, Clinical Trials Research Unit, Auckland, New Zealand

  3. 3

    Kleijnen Systematic Reviews, York, UK

*Andrew B Jull, School of Nursing, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand. a.jull@auckland.ac.nz.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions), comment added to review
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Minor acute wounds, Outcome 1 Time to healing.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Partial-thickness burns - honey vs conventional dressings, Outcome 1 Time to healing (days).
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Burns - honey vs early excision & grafting, Outcome 1 Early excision & grafting.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Burns - honey vs silver sulfadiazine (SSD), Outcome 1 Time to healing (days).
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Burns - honey vs unconventional dressings, Outcome 1 Time to healing (days).
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Mixed acute and chronic wounds, Outcome 1 Time to healing (days).
[Analysis 6.2]
Analysis 6.2. Comparison 6 Mixed acute and chronic wounds, Outcome 2 Proportion healed.
[Analysis 7.1]
Analysis 7.1. Comparison 7 Chronic wounds, Outcome 1 Time to healing (days).
[Analysis 7.2]
Analysis 7.2. Comparison 7 Chronic wounds, Outcome 2 Proportion healed.
[Analysis 8.1]
Analysis 8.1. Comparison 8 Adverse events, Outcome 1 All adverse events.
[Analysis 9.1]
Analysis 9.1. Comparison 9 Incidence of infection, Outcome 1 Incidence of clinically diagnosed infection.
[Analysis 9.2]
Analysis 9.2. Comparison 9 Incidence of infection, Outcome 2 Burns patients with positive swab cultures at admission rendered sterile after 7 days treatment.