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Nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems for control of microbial biofilms: a review

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, February 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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Title
Nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems for control of microbial biofilms: a review
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, February 2018
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s146195
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Authors

Matheus Aparecido Dos Santos Ramos, Patrícia Da Silva, Larissa Spósito, Luciani De Toledo, Bruna Bonifácio, Camila Fernanda Rodero, Karen Dos Santos, Marlus Chorilli, Taís Maria Bauab

Abstract

Since the dawn of civilization, it has been understood that pathogenic microorganisms cause infectious conditions in humans, which at times, may prove fatal. Among the different virulent properties of microorganisms is their ability to form biofilms, which has been directly related to the development of chronic infections with increased disease severity. A problem in the elimination of such complex structures (biofilms) is resistance to the drugs that are currently used in clinical practice, and therefore, it becomes imperative to search for new compounds that have anti-biofilm activity. In this context, nanotechnology provides secure platforms for targeted delivery of drugs to treat numerous microbial infections that are caused by biofilms. Among the many applications of such nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems is their ability to enhance the bioactive potential of therapeutic agents. The present study reports the use of important nanoparticles, such as liposomes, microemulsions, cyclodextrins, solid lipid nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, and metallic nanoparticles, in controlling microbial biofilms by targeted drug delivery. Such utilization of these nanosystems has led to a better understanding of their applications and their role in combating biofilms.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 268 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 53 20%
Student > Master 42 16%
Student > Bachelor 37 14%
Researcher 24 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 6%
Other 44 16%
Unknown 52 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 33 12%
Chemistry 32 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 24 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 24 9%
Other 66 25%
Unknown 61 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 May 2019.
All research outputs
#2,197,408
of 15,149,790 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#120
of 2,915 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#57,988
of 276,017 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#2
of 45 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,149,790 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 85th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,915 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its peers.
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