Advanced Textiles for Wound Care by Subbiyan Rajendran

By Subbiyan Rajendran

This assortment presents an in depth assessment of ways textiles are integrated into wound care functions, explaining the significance and suitability of utilizing textiles on assorted wound kinds. It introduces wound care and covers wound administration and the significance of laboratory trying out in terms of wound care. It comprehensively studies the various cloth dressings on hand, wet might administration, and bioactive dressings to advertise therapeutic. The concluding chapters describe how complicated textiles, similar to clever temperature managed textiles and composites, can be utilized for wound care items. the ultimate bankruptcy supplies an attractive perception into using fibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering.

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Apligraft is a commercially available product and is indicated for diabetic and venous ulcers. It lacks skin adnexal structures but produces all the cytokines and growth factors that are produced by normal skin. Allergy to bovine collagen, limited shelf-life and infection can limit their use. 4 Non-surgical innovations Vacuum assisted closure Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy entails placing an open-cell foam dressing into the wound cavity and applying a controlled subatmospheric pressure. This produces negative pressure in the wound, leading to improved blood flow and oxygenation.

In this chapter, the need for dressing standards is discussed and how these standards have evolved, and briefly outlines test methods that can be 20 © 2009 Woodhead Publishing Limited Testing dressings and wound management materials 21 used to assess key aspects of the performance of many different types of products. 2 The need for laboratory testing Laboratory tests for dressings are required for a number of reasons: • To demonstrate compliance with national or international standards or specifications.

Not released into the local wound environment. These materials are claimed simply to prevent the proliferation of micro-organisms within the dressing itself. They have no direct effect upon the wound and as such are more suited for preventing crossinfection than for treating existing wound infections. Tests for immobilised antimicrobial agents A number of methods have been described for evaluating the antimicrobial properties of immobilised antimicrobial agents. A quantitative procedure for the evaluation of the degree of antibacterial activity of fi nishes on textile material has been published by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.

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