Chronic Sinusitis Causing Biofilm Killed Using Honey

by Tanya Thomas on  September 25, 2008 at 9:19 AM Respiratory Disease News
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 Chronic Sinusitis Causing Biofilm Killed Using Honey
Chronic rhinosinusitis is generally difficult to treat due to the drug-resistant biofilms. But now, University of Ottawa researchers have found that honey is very effective in killing all types of bacteria including biofilms.
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In the study, researchers found that in eleven isolates of three separate biofilms (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and methicicillin-resistant and -suseptible Staphylococcus aureus), honey was significantly more effective in killing both planktonic and biofilm-grown forms of the bacteria, compared with the rate of bactericide by antibiotics commonly used against the bacteria.

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The researchers concluded that their findings may hold important clinical implications in the treatment of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, with topical treatment a possibility.

The research has been presented during the 2008 American Academy of -Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting and OTO EXPO, in Chicago, IL.

Source: ANI
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