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TitleAntibacterial activity of textiles for wound treatment
Author(s)Pinho, Eva
Soares, Graça M. B.
Henriques, Mariana
Grootveld, Martin
Medical Textiles
Moisture Levels
Wound Dressing
Issue dateSep-2015
PublisherAmerican Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
JournalAATCC Journal of Research
CitationPinho, Eva; Soares, G. M. B.; Henriques, Mariana; Grootveld, Martin, Antibacterial Activity of Textiles for Wound Treatment. AATCC Journal of Research, 2(5), 1-7, 2015
Abstract(s)Major advances in the development and use of antimicrobial textiles to control bacterial proliferation on wound beds continue. However, wound dressings are, in general, not included in standardized regimens for measuring and monitoring their antimicrobial effectiveness. This work adapts these methods to assess the antibacterial activity of textiles designed for wound healing purposes. Environmental conditions representative of those present at the wound site (i.e., moisture levels, infection, and available nutrients) were evaluated. This work shows that moisture levels were the environmental factor that had the greatest influence on the antimicrobial agent activities tested. These results suggest that it is possible to use the more representative environmental conditions present on the wound bed for in vitro screening of textile antimicrobial activity.
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Appears in Collections:CEB - Publicações em Revistas/Séries Internacionais / Publications in International Journals/Series
DET/2C2T - Artigos em revistas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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