Honey and «more than honey» in the treatment of chronic wounds
Author: Dominik Heim
In 2022 I said a few words of the use of honey in the treatment of wounds/ chronic wounds. In a more elaborate way I’ll present the effect and assumed working mechanism of honey and its use in all kind of wounds this year. There is a difference between honey to eat and honey to treat! And if honey is not enough, an alternative is still at hands: the use of bee-venom, administrated by real bee-stings! A technique known for many centuries, nearly forgotten and still very effective with amazing results.
Venoactive drugs/ VAD – when does ist make sense to use them
Author: Dominik Heim
Venoactive drugs have several effects that are beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins – especially in the C6 class (CEAP classification). The knowledge on these medicaments/ drugs is still not well spread and its use in several countries is limited.
What is their role in chronic venous disease/CVD? How do they work? How to choose among the variety of these drugs?
In this talk VAD’s are explained and clinical cases with a successful use are presented. A look into the future will demonstrate their use even to counteract and to treat postthrombotic syndrome/ PTS – VAD: a promise into the future !
Born in Zürich, Switzerland, 28th August 1949
Graduated at the University of Basel, Switzerland, June 1977
Postgraduate trainings at different institutions in Switzerland and England
Surgeon-in-chief at the Hospital of Frutigen, Switzerland, 1995-2014
Since 1st September 2014
– surgical consultant at the Venous Centre, clinic Hohmad, Thun, CH
– member of the Medical Insurance Competence-team at lexiatrik, Lucerne, CH
– GP at the Medical Center Arosa, CH
Scientific appointments: PD (Privatdozent)/ Lecturer at the University of Basel
Board member of
-Swiss society for phlebology, SGP
-European Venous Forum, EVF
-Swiss Society for Traumatology and Insurance Medicine, SGTV
-European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery, ESTES
-société internationale de traumatologie du ski et médecine des sports d’hiver
Honorary member of:
– Swiss society for surgery, SGC
-Swiss society for general surgery and traumatology, SGACT
-European Society for trauma and emergency Surgery, ESTES
Actual committements: Annual phlebological workshops in Thun, Invited lecturer to phlebological and traumatological congresses, insurance medicine, GP
Married to Simone Heim-Lamezan. Four children: Corsin (34), Mevion (32), Vital (30) and Neira (25). Lives with his family in Frutigen, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland