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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC932299 Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 16 January 2018

The use of banana leaf in the prevention and treatment of pressure sores.

Edwin C. De Leon

A total of 107 patients with varied diagnosis firstly confined at the Medical Intermediate Care Unit (MICU) of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center were included in this study irregardless of age and sex, height and weight. Most patients were diagnosed to have cerebrovascular accident and those who were severely ill whose sensorium were obtunded.


Banana leaves were applied in patients with pressure sores ranging from Grade 1-2. Comparison was also done between patients manifesting no bed sores wherein banana leaves were applied in one group and omitted in another.


This study shows that application of banana leaves prevents development of bedsores in 51.73 of cases compared to 100 if banana leaves are not applied. In Grade I bedsore (hyperemia) a cure rate of 57.69 is noted but with Grade 2 bedsores, complete healing is noted only for 29.17 which is not significant.


This study, therefore, shows that application of banana leaves helps in the prevention and treatment of pressure sores especially Grade I (hyperemia). Banana leaves has no significant effect in Grade 2 bedsores.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Reprint
Title
Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine
Frequency
Bimonthly
Publication Date
May-June 1986
Volume
24
Issue
3
Page(s)
128-130
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