Assessment of The Antimicrobial Effect of Manuka Honey in The Implant- Related Spinal Infections in Rats


Günaldı O., POSTALCI L., GUCLU G., TUGCU B., KIZILYILDIRIM S., DAĞLIOĞLU Y. K. , et al.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, cilt.30, ss.551-558, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.551-558

Özet

Aim: Implant-related infections in spinal surgical procedures are still an important problem despite all the precautions. Various methods and medicinal products have been applied in order to prevent implant-related infections. "Manuka honey" is a type of honey which has been approved by FDA as a medicinal product. "Manuka honey" has bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects on "methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus" which is the most frequently isolated bacteria. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether as an inexpensive and natural product, honey would prevent infection growth on rats in the implant related infection model.