Year 2019, Volume 2 , Issue 2, Pages 133 - 137 2019-12-26

The Efficiency of Bioapifit® Wound Care Ointment in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Višnja Oreščanin [1] , Zrinka Mihalic [2] , Josipa Rodic [3] , Štefica Findri Gustek [4]


Objective/Purpose: The objective of this study was efficacy and safety assessment of Bioapifit® wound care ointment consisted of honey, Cera flava, glycerin, the oil macerates of astringent and soothing herbs  combined with essential oils for the treatment of diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers of grade II. Materials and methods: 50 patients with Wagner grade II diabetic foot ulcers were randomized into experimental and control group (25 patients each). The experimental group was treated 28 days with Bioapifit® wound care ointment applied on the wound after cleaning with povidone iodine once a day and covered with sterile gauze and bandage during the whole course of the study. The control group wounds  were cleaned with povidone iodine once a day and covered with sterile gauze and bandage during the whole course of the study without further treatment. The ulcers surface area was measured at baseline and after 14 and 28 days of the treatment. Results: In the end of the treatment the mean values and standard deviation of the surface area in the experimental group dropped from 8.27±6.1 cm2 to 0.74±0.21 cm2 for males and from 9.01±5.9 cm2 to 0.81±0.11 cm2 for females. Slight, insignificant decrease was also observed in the control population (up to 25%). No side-effects were observed during the course of the study. Conclusion/Discussion: Four weeks treatment with Bioapifit® wound care ointment resulted in complete wound closure in 84% of the patients and 91% reduction in the wound surface area in the rest of them.

diabetic foot ulcers, honey, beeswax, herbal macerate, essential oils
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Authors

Author: Višnja Oreščanin (Primary Author)
Country: Croatia


Author: Zrinka Mihalic
Institution: Findri-Guštek Centre Healthcare Institution, Ninska 5, Sesvete, Croatia
Country: Croatia


Author: Josipa Rodic
Institution: Family Medicine Clinic, Vilima Korajca 19, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Country: Croatia


Author: Štefica Findri Gustek
Institution: Findri-Guštek Centre Healthcare Institution, Ninska 5, Sesvete, Croatia
Country: Croatia


Dates

Publication Date : December 26, 2019

APA Oreščanin, V , Mihalic, Z , Rodic, J , Findri Gustek, Š . (2019). The Efficiency of Bioapifit® Wound Care Ointment in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP) , 2 (2) , 133-137 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/cupmap/issue/51022/604224