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Gilligan AM, Waycaster CR, Bizier R, Chu BC, Carter MJ, Fife CE, et al.
Advances in wound care. Date of publication 2017 Apr 1;volume 6(4):125-134.
1. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2017 Apr 1;6(4):125-134. doi: 10.1089/wound.2016.0720. Comparative Effectiveness of Clostridial Collagenase Ointment to Medicinal Honey for Treatment of Pressure Ulcers. Gilligan AM(1), Waycaster CR(2), Bizier R(3), Chu BC(4), Carter MJ(5), Fife CE(6). Author information: (1)Truven Health Analytics, Houston, Texas. (2)Smith & Nephew, Fort Worth, Texas. (3)Truven Health Analytics, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (4)Truven Health Analytics, Santa Barbara, California. (5)Strategic Solutions Inc., Cody, Wyoming. (6)Intellicure, Inc, The Woodlands, Texas. Objective: Compare enzymatic debridement using clostridial collagenase ointment (CCO) with autolytic debridement using medicinal honey in the hospital outpatient setting for treating pressure ulcers (PUs). Approach: Retrospective deidentified electronic health records from 2007-2013 were extracted from the U.S. Wound Registry. Propensity score matching followed by multivariable analyses was used to adjust for selection bias and assess treatment effects comparing CCO-treated versus honey-treated PUs. Key outcomes included 100% granulation and epithelialization at 1 year. Results: Five hundred seventeen CCO-treated PUs (446 patients) were matched to corresponding honey-treated PUs (341 patients). The majority of PUs were stage III (CCO 56%, honey 55%). CCO users had significantly fewer total visits (9.1 vs. 12.6; p < 0.001), fewer total selective sharp debridements (2.7 vs. 4.4; p < 0.001), and fewer PUs receiving negative pressure wound therapy (29% vs. 38%; p = 0.002) compared with honey. Innovation: CCO-treated PUs were 38% more likely to achieve 100% granulation compared to honey-treated PUs at 1 year, p = 0.018. Mean days to 100% granulation were significantly lower for CCO-treated PUs (255 vs. 282 days, p < 0.001). CCO-treated PUs were 47% (p = 0.024) more likely to epithelialize at 1 year compared to PUs treated with honey. Mean days to epithelialization were significantly lower for PUs treated with CCO at 1 year (288 vs. 308 days; p = 0.011). Conclusion: All stages of PUs treated with CCO achieved faster rates of granulation and subsequent epithelialization compared to PUs treated with medicinal honey as measured by real-world data collected in the hospital outpatient department care setting. DOI: 10.1089/wound.2016.0720 PMCID: PMC5385575 PMID: 28451469
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