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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 456859, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/456859
Review Article

Stan Scheller: The Forerunner of Clinical Studies on Using Propolis for Poor and Chronic Nonhealing Wounds

1Department of Descriptive and Topographic Anatomy, Medical University of Silesia, Ulica Jordana 19, 41-808 Zabrze, Poland
2Outpatient Surgery Center No. 2, Specialist Hospital No. 2, Ulica Batorego 15, 41-902 Bytom, Poland
3WZOZ Mother and Children, Ulica Sobieskiego 7A, 42-200 Częstochowa, Poland
4Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Medical University of Silesia, Ulica Ziołowa 45/47, 40-635 Katowice, Poland
5Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Medical University of Silesia, Plac Akademicki 7, 41-902 Bytom, Poland

Received 14 January 2013; Accepted 13 March 2013

Academic Editor: Ewelina Szliszka

Copyright © 2013 M. Kucharzewski et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

For hundreds of years poor and chronic nonhealing wounds have constituted a serious problem to medicine. What is more, treating such wounds is an expensive let alone a long-lasting process. The following paper describes Professor Scheller's achievements in using propolis for poor and chronic non-healing wounds. The authors' intention was to present the results connected with the use of the ethanolic extract propolis, in the treatment of patients suffering from burns, venous crural ulceration, local sacral bone pressure ulcers, suppurative osteitis and arthritis, suppurative postoperative local wound complications, and infected traumatic wounds.