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Table 2 A literature review on application of honey in PSD

From: Does application of honey improve surgical outcome in pilonidal cyst excision with secondary intention healing? A prospective randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial

  Author Country Year Wound Description Number in trial Results
1 Vasei et al. (Vasei & Jahangiri, 2008) Iran 2008 PSD 12 patients in intervention and control groups each respectively No significant difference between healing time patients in intervention and control groups, painful dressing, bloody oozing in half of the patients
2 Hamdan et al. (Hamdan, 2008) UK 2008 Recurrent PSD 16 PSD patients who were all initial failures with primary treatment Local excision and packing with honey dressing as one option in patients undergoing elective primary treatment of PSD and in those with an acute pilonidal abscess with excellent early results
3 Grant et al. (Grant, 2009) USA 2009 Pilonidal abscess which was incised and left open for secondary healing and drainage. 3 patients Improvement in clinical outcomes, comfortable and easy to apply dressing, managed the exudate levels, odor controlled
4 Thomas et al (Thomas et al., 2011) UK 2011 Chronic or recurrent PSD 17 patients 15 patients with complete wound closure with significantly lower mean healing time
5 Elhorbity et al. (Elhorbity et al., 2018) Egypt 2018 Acute infected wounds, such as wound after surgical excision of coccygeal of pilonidal sinus 50 patients in intervention and control groups each respectively Highly effective in local management of infected wound, shortly time of healing, economic, cost effective, more patients satisfies, comfort with less pain, lesser wound scare formation, more cosmetics
6 Hermanns et al. (Hermanns & Rodrigues, 2019) Netherlands 2019 Chronic PSD with primary closure, and then wound dehiscence One patient as case report Effective in preventing infection and inducing healing, reduce the prolonged or repeated use of antibiotics.