Monday, October 17, 2011

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) and Diabetic ulceration

Posted by Chantel M. Contributed by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

In the study of "Safety and efficacy of a new honey ointment on diabetic foot ulcers: a prospective pilot study" by Abdelatif M, Yakoot M, Etmaan M., posted in US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, researchers found that Ninety-six per cent of the patients in groups 1 and 2 responded well, with a complete cure, defined as'complete closure of the ulcer without signs of underlying bone infection' by the end of week 9 and for the duration of the six-month follow-up period. All of the ulcers in group 1 healed, as did 92% of those in group 2. All patients in group 3 healed following surgical excision, debridement of necrotic tissue and conservative treatment with PEDYPHAR ointment. and concluded from our pilot study that PEDYPHAR (a new ointment prepared from natural royal jelly and panthenol in an ointment base) may be a promising, safe conservative local treatment. However, further double-blind randomised controlled studies are needed to confirm this.

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