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Title: Bee Pollen as a Promising Agent in the Burn Wounds Treatment
Authors: Olczyk, Paweł
Koprowski, Robert
Kaźmierczak, Justyna
Mencner, Łukasz
Wojtyczka, Robert
Stojko, Jerzy
Olczyk, Krystyna
Komosińska-Vassev, Katarzyna
Keywords: Animal experiment; Topical treatment; Wound healing; Bactericidal activity
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol. 2016 (2016), art. no. 8473937
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to visualize the benefits and advantages derived from preparations based on extracts of bee pollen as compared to pharmaceuticals commonly used in the treatment of burns. The bee pollen ointment was applied for the first time in topical burn treatment. Experimental burn wounds were inflicted on two white, domestic pigs. Clinical, histopathological, and microbiological assessment of specimens from burn wounds, inflicted on polish domestic pigs, treated with silver sulfadiazine or bee pollen ointment, was done. The comparative material was constituted by either tissues obtained from wounds treated with physiological saline or tissues obtained from wounds which were untreated. Clinical and histopathological evaluation showed that applied apitherapeutic agent reduces the healing time of burn wounds and positively affects the general condition of the animals. Moreover the used natural preparation proved to be highly effective antimicrobial agent, which was reflected in a reduction of the number of microorganisms in quantitative research and bactericidal activity of isolated strains. On the basis of the obtained bacteriological analysis, it may be concluded that the applied bee pollen ointment may affect the wound healing process of burn wounds, preventing infection of the newly formed tissue.
DOI: 10.1155/2016/8473937
ISSN: 1741-427X
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