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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435262/linseed-hydrogel-mediated-green-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-for-antimicrobial-and-wound-dressing-applications
#1
Muhammad Tahir Haseeb, Muhammad Ajaz Hussain, Khawar Abbas, Bahaa Gm Youssif, Sajid Bashir, Soon Hong Yuk, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari
Polysaccharides are being extensively employed for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) having diverse morphology and applications. Herein, we present a novel and green synthesis of Ag NPs without using any physical reaction conditions. Linseed hydrogel (LSH) was used as a template to reduce Ag(+) to Ag(0). AgNO3 (10, 20, and 30 mmol) solutions were mixed with LSH suspension in deionized water and exposed to diffused sunlight. Reaction was monitored by noting the change in the color of reaction mixture up to 10 h...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426572/nonhealing-ulcers-in-patients-with-tophaceous-gout-a-systematic-review
#2
Gretl Lam, Frank L Ross, Ernest S Chiu
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information from a review of the literature about chronic ulcers associated with tophaceous gout. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Identify the pathophysiology of tophaceous gout, its presentation, phases, and common comorbidities...
May 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420291/a-study-of-long-term-stability-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-chlorhexidine-polyhexamethylene-biguanide-and-silver-nanoparticle-incorporated-in-sericin-based-wound-dressing
#3
Sumate Ampawong, Pornanong Aramwit
In this study, three kinds of antiseptics which were 0.05% chlorhexidine, 0.2% polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), or 200 ppm silver nanoparticle was introduced to incorporate in the sericin-based scaffold to produce the antimicrobial dressing for the treatment of infected chronic wound. The effects of antiseptic incorporation on the stability, release of sericin, and short-term and long-term (6 months) antimicrobial activity of the sericin dressing against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria were investigated...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417508/effectiveness-of-semi-permeable-dressings-to-treat-radiation-induced-skin-reactions-a-systematic-review
#4
M Fernández-Castro, B Martín-Gil, I Peña-García, M López-Vallecillo, M E García-Puig
The aim of this systematic review is to assess the available evidence concerning the effectiveness of semi-permeable dressings, on the full range of skin reactions, related to radiation therapy in cancer patients, from local erythema to moist desquamation, including subjective symptoms such as pain, discomfort, itchiness, burning and the effect on daily life activities. The bibliographic search was carried out looking for Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs) indexed in PubMed, Cinhal, Cochrane plus and Biblioteca Nacional de Salud, published in the English and Spanish language, between 2010 and 2015...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408145/cost-effectiveness-of-silver-dressings-for-paediatric-partial-thickness-burns-an-economic-evaluation-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
E Gee Kee, K Stockton, R M Kimble, L Cuttle, S M McPhail
BACKGROUND: Partial thickness burns of up to 10% total body surface area (TBSA) in children are common injuries primarily treated in the outpatient setting using expensive silver-containing dressings. However, economic evaluations in the paediatric burns population are lacking to assist healthcare providers when choosing which dressing to use. The aim of this study was to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of three silver dressings for partial thickness burns ≤10% TBSA in children aged 0-15 years using days to full wound re-epithelialization as the health outcome...
April 10, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408096/local-treatment-of-a-pharyngocutaneous-fistula-secondary-to-osteoradionecrosis
#6
Olga González-Antolín
Radionecrosis is a late, and difficult to treat,complication of radiotherapy performed on head and neck tumours, and it is difficult to treat. This process causes significant damage, not only in the skin, but also in muscular, nervous, vascular, and bone structures. This, in turn, leads to airway and digestive tract involvement, as well as a functional loss and a cosmetic defect that usually requires reconstructive surgery. Therefore, this process is associated with a significant loss in the quality of life of patients and involves a long hospital stay for treatment, as well as the necessary support measures...
April 10, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390963/targeting-biofilms-of-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-with-silver-oxynitrate
#7
Lindsay R Kalan, Deanna M Pepin, Imran Ul-Haq, Steve B Miller, Michelle E Hay, Rod Precht
A topical antimicrobial, silver oxynitrate (Ag7NO11), has recently become available that exploits the antimicrobial activity of ionic silver but has enhanced activity because highly oxidised silver atoms are stabilised with oxygen in a unique chemical formulation. The objective of this study was to use a multifaceted approach to characterise the spectrum of antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity of a wound dressing coated with Ag7NO11 at a concentration of 0.4 mg Ag/cm(2). Physiochemical properties that influence efficacy were also evaluated, and Ag7NO11 was found to release a high level of Ag ions, including Ag(2+) and Ag(3+), without influencing the pH of the medium...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379105/the-ability-of-a-colloidal-silver-gel-wound-dressing-to-kill-bacteria-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#8
P L Tran, E Huynh, A N Hamood, A de Souza, D Mehta, K W Moeller, C D Moeller, M Morgan, T W Reid
OBJECTIVE: Inhibiting bacterial biofilms is of major significance for proper wound healing. The choice of the dressing material plays a key role, as bacteria can live in dressings and keep reinfecting the wound. This study examines the effectiveness of a colloidal silver gel (Ag-gel) wound dressing in inhibiting the growth of bacteria in a mouse wound model. METHOD: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii and two different meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains were examined...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379104/the-use-of-a-chitosan-dressing-with-silver-in-the-management-of-paediatric-burn-wounds-a-pilot-study
#9
S Massand, F Cheema, S Brown, W J Davis, B Burkey, P M Glat
OBJECTIVE: Traditional burn dressings demonstrate unfavourable tendencies of shrinking when wet and failing to maintain their integrity when manipulated. To overcome these obstacles, gel-forming fibre dressings have emerged as an alternative. Our objective was to observe the clinical properties and healing ability in the setting of burn wounds in a paediatric centre of a chitosan-based dressing containing silver. METHODS: A sample of 12 partial-thickness burns in 10 children were identified for treatment with the chitosan-based silver dressing...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373049/fungal-chitosan-based-nanocomposites-sponges-an-alternative-medicine-for-wound-dressing
#10
A Sathiyaseelan, A Shajahan, P T Kalaichelvan, V Kaviyarasan
The porous structured and cell proliferative biodegradable fungal chitosan (FCS) based composites with potential antibacterial property was prepared with Aloe vera extract (ALE) and the plant Cuscuta reflexa mediated biosynthesized silver nanoparticles (CUS-AgNPS) were developed for wound dressing applications by freeze drying method. Fungal chitosan was derived from Cunninghamella elegans a species belongs the family of Zygomycetes. The CUS-AgNPS were characterized by the UV-vis spectrum, XRD and SEM. CUS-AgNPS were loaded into the FCS-ALE sponges and were characterized by UV-vis spectrum, FT-IR and SEM...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363554/electrospun-alginate-nanofibres-impregnated-with-silver-nanoparticles-preparation-morphology-and-antibacterial-properties
#11
T C Mokhena, A S Luyt
Silver nanoparticles are amongst the most valuable nanoparticles with interesting properties, such as a non-toxic nature and high antibacterial efficiency, making them applicable for tissue scaffold, protective clothing and wound dressing. In this study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been synthesized using chitosan as reducing and stabilizing agent. The formation of silver nanoparticles was confirmed by UV-vis, and the TEM showed that different shapes were obtained depending on the heating duration. The chitosan/AgNPs was coated onto an electrospun alginate membrane to produce stable polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) nanofibre composites with high antibacterial efficiency...
June 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356737/synthesis-characterization-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-novel-double-layer-nanocomposite-electrospun-fibers-for-wound-dressing-applications
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Alaa J Hassiba, Mohamed E El Zowalaty, Thomas J Webster, Aboubakr M Abdullah, Gheyath K Nasrallah, Khalil Abdelrazek Khalil, Adriaan S Luyt, Ahmed A Elzatahry
Herein, novel hybrid nanomaterials were developed for wound dressing applications with antimicrobial properties. Electrospinning was used to fabricate a double layer nanocomposite nanofibrous mat consisting of an upper layer of poly(vinyl alcohol) and chitosan loaded with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and a lower layer of polyethylene oxide (PEO) or polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) nanofibers loaded with chlorhexidine (as an antiseptic). The top layer containing AgNPs, whose purpose was to protect the wound site against environmental germ invasion, was prepared by reducing silver nitrate to its nanoparticulate form through interaction with chitosan...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355974/microbial-alginate-dressings-show-improved-binding-capacity-for-pathophysiological-factors-in-chronic-wounds-compared-to-commercial-alginate-dressings-of-marine-origin
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Melissa Fischer, Florian Gebhard, Timo Hammer, Christian Zurek, Guido Meurer, Christoph Marquardt, Dirk Hoefer
Marine alginates are well established in wound management. Compared with different modern wound dressings, marine alginates cannot prove superior effects on wound healing. Alginates from bacteria have never been studied for medical applications so far, although the microbial polymer raises expectations for improved binding of wound factors because of its unique O-acetylation. Due to its possible positive effects on wound healing, alginates from bacteria might be a superior future medical product for clinical use...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350942/prevention-of-surgical-site-infection-in-spine-surgery
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Paul A Anderson, Jason W Savage, Alexander R Vaccaro, Kristen Radcliff, Paul M Arnold, Brandon D Lawrence, Mohammed F Shamji
BACKGROUND: Spine surgery is complicated by an incidence of 1% to 9% of surgical site infection (SSI). The most common organisms are gram-positive bacteria and are endogenous, that is are brought to the hospital by the patient. Efforts to improve safety have been focused on reducing SSI using a bundle approach. The bundle approach applies many quality improvement efforts and has been shown to reduce SSI in other surgical procedures. OBJECTIVE: To provide a narrative review of practical solutions to reduce SSI in spine surgery...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348388/nano-silver-decorated-microfibrous-eggshell-membrane-processing-cytotoxicity-assessment-and-optimization-antibacterial-activity-and-wound-healing
#15
Menglong Liu, Gaoxing Luo, Yuzhen Wang, Rui Xu, Ying Wang, Weifeng He, Jianglin Tan, Malcolm Xing, Jun Wu
An ideal wound dressing can both promote wound healing and prevent bacterial infection. Here, we report a potential dressing prepared by incorporating an optimized concentration of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) into the microfibers of a natural eggshell membrane (EM) using environmentally friendly and mussel-inspired dopamine. Briefly, acid-treated EM was used as a porous membrane for polydopamine-reduced AgNPs synthesis. To obtain the optimal cytocompatible silver concentration, cellular attachment and MTT assay were performed with different concentrations of AgNPs...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339182/widespread-and-indiscriminate-nanosilver-use-genuine-potential-for-microbial-resistance
#16
Cindy Gunawan, Christopher P Marquis, Rose Amal, Georgios A Sotiriou, Scott A Rice, Elizabeth J Harry
In this era of increasing antibiotic resistance, the use of alternative antimicrobials such as silver has become more widespread. Superior antimicrobial activity has been provided through fabrication of silver nanoparticles or nanosilver (NAg), which imparts cytotoxic actions distinct from those of bulk silver. In the wake of the recent discoveries of bacterial resistance to NAg and its rising incorporation in medical and consumer goods such as wound dressings and dietary supplements, we argue that there is an urgent need to monitor the prevalence and spread of NAg microbial resistance...
March 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335317/cytotoxicity-of-silver-nanoparticle-and-chitin-nanofiber-sheet-composites-caused-by-oxidative-stress
#17
Jun Kinoda, Masayuki Ishihara, Hidemi Hattori, Shingo Nakamura, Koichi Fukuda, Hidetaka Yokoe
Size-controlled spherical silver nanoparticles (<10 nm) and chitin-nanofiber sheet composites (Ag NPs/CNFS) have previously been reported to have strong antimicrobial activity in vitro. Although Ag NPs/CNFS have strong antimicrobial activity, their cytotoxicity has not been investigated. This study was performed to evaluate the effects of Ag NPs/CNFS on cytotoxicity for fibroblasts in vitro and healing delay of wound repair in vivo, focused on oxidative stress. Cytotoxic activities of Ag NPs/CNFS were investigated using a fibroblast cell proliferation assay, nitric oxide/nitrogen dioxide (NO/NO₂) measurement of the cell lysates in vitro, inhibitory effects of Ag NPs/CNFS on healing-impaired wound repair using diabetic mice in vivo, 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) immunohistochemical staining of the skin sections, and generation of carbonyl protein in the wound was performed to evaluate cytotoxicity with oxidative stress...
October 20, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325530/in-vitro-measurements-of-burn-dressing-adherence-and-the-effect-of-interventions-on-reducing-adherence
#18
Michal Brichacek, Chenxi Ning, Justin P Gawaziuk, Song Liu, Sarvesh Logsetty
PURPOSE: There is a paucity of research on reducing dressing adherence. This is partly due to lack of an in vitro model, recreating the clinical variability of wounds. Previously we described an in vitro gelatin model to evaluate adherence in a standardized manner. We present evaluation of strategies to reduce adherence in six dressings. PROCEDURES: Dressing materials used were: PET (Control), fine mesh gauze coated in bismuth and petroleum jelly (BIS), nanocrystalline silver (NS), wide mesh polyester coated in polysporin ointment (WM), fine mesh cellulose acetate coated in polysporin ointment (FM), and soft silicone mesh (SIL)...
March 18, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315385/a-study-on-the-in-vitro-percutaneous-absorption-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-combination-with-aluminum-chloride-methyl-paraben-or-di-n-butyl-phthalate
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Katarzyna Domeradzka-Gajda, Marek Nocuń, Joanna Roszak, Beata Janasik, C Derrick Quarles, Wojciech Wąsowicz, Jarosław Grobelny, Emilia Tomaszewska, Grzegorz Celichowski, Katarzyna Ranoszek-Soliwoda, Małgorzata Cieślak, Dorota Puchowicz, Jhanis J Gonzalez, Richard E Russo, Maciej Stępnik
Some reports indicate that the silver released from dermally applied products containing silver nanoparticles (AgNP) (e.g. wound dressings or cosmetics) can penetrate the skin, particularly if damaged. AgNP were also shown to have cytotoxic and genotoxic activity. In the present study percutaneous absorption of AgNP of two different nominal sizes (Ag15nm or Ag45nm by STEM) and surface modification, i.e. citrate or PEG stabilized nanoparticles, in combination with cosmetic ingredients, i.e. aluminum chloride (AlCl3), methyl paraben (MPB), or di-n-butyl phthalate (DBPH) was assessed using in vitro model based on dermatomed pig skin...
March 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288453/medical-treatment-of-tattoo-complications
#20
Jørgen Serup
Tattooing is a skin trauma and involves a special vulnus punctatum (with inserted tattoo ink, a vulnus venenatum), which should heal with no infection and no local complication. Local treatment in the healing phase ideally builds on the 'moist wound' principle using plastic film, hydrocolloids, silver dressing, and compression. Bacterial infections during healing are treated with oral antibiotics, and a list of first-line antibiotics is proposed. Notice is given to severe infections with affected general condition, and it is emphasized that intravenous antibiotic treatment must be instituted as early as possible to prevent septic shock and death...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
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