In Vitro Efficacy of the Ankaferd Galenic Hemostatic Extract as a Germicidal Agent

  • Bayram METİN Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
  • Neziha YILMAZ Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
  • Yunus Emre BEYHAN Division of Public Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey
  • Cahit BABÜR Division of Public Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey
  • Mesut SİPAHİ Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
  • Hüseyin EDE Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
  • Yavuz Selim İNTEPE Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
  • Ergin ARSLAN Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
  • Tugay ATALAY Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
  • Mustafa Yaşar ÖZDAMAR Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
Keywords: Hydatid cyst, Germicidal agent, Ankaferd blood stopper

Abstract

Background: Hydatid cysts are encountered frequently in regions endemic with livestock. The basic treatment for a hydatid cyst is total surgical removal of the cyst and its inner contents. Hypertonic NaCl or diluted betadine solution are used as germicidal agents for most hydatid surgeries. However, the germicidal efficacy of the Ankaferd Blood Stopper® (ABS) has not been investigated. Thus, we compared the efficacy of ABS for hydatid cysts with that of other germicidal agents.Methods: Lung and liver tissues containing hydatid cyst liquid were collected from slaughterhouses. Six samples of each cyst were randomly allocated into different groups as follows: 20% hypertonic NaCl, betadine solution, ABS, 20% liquefied Andazole solution, 0.1% eosin, and distilled water. All groups were examined microscopically at 5, 10, and 15 min after treatment began to determine protoscolece viability rates.Results: The most efficacious germicidal agent at 5 min was ABS, and betadine and hypertonic NaCl had similar efficacies. Betadine, ABS, and hypertonic NaCl showed similar efficacies at 15 min.  Conclusion: ABS was an effective germicidal agent to treat hydatid cysts.

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2016-12-21
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METİN B, YILMAZ N, BEYHAN YE, BABÜR C, SİPAHİ M, EDE H, İNTEPE YS, ARSLAN E, ATALAY T, ÖZDAMAR MY. In Vitro Efficacy of the Ankaferd Galenic Hemostatic Extract as a Germicidal Agent. IJPA. 11(3):406-10.
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