Is there a new way to prevent PD infections? Sorry, honey

Honey has a long history of helping to heal wounds—with no risk of antibiotic resistance. But, a recent trial of the sweet stuff in PD exit site infections did not show a benefit. Researchers asked 186 patients from 26 clinics in Australia and New Zealand to put purified honey on their exit sites, while a control group (185 people) used standard care (or mupirocin if they carried S aureus). The time to first infection was about the same in both groups.

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