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Exploration of alginate hydrogel/nano zinc oxide composite bandages for infected wounds

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, October 2015
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Title
Exploration of alginate hydrogel/nano zinc oxide composite bandages for infected wounds
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, October 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s79981
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Rangasamy Jayakumar, PT Sudheesh Kumar, Annapoorna Mohandas, Vinoth-Kumar Lakshmanan, Raja Biswas

Abstract

Alginate hydrogel/zinc oxide nanoparticles (nZnO) composite bandage was developed by freeze-dry method from the mixture of nZnO and alginate hydrogel. The developed composite bandage was porous with porosity at a range of 60%-70%. The swelling ratios of the bandages decreased with increasing concentrations of nZnO. The composite bandages with nZnO incorporation showed controlled degradation profile and faster blood clotting ability when compared to the KALTOSTAT(®) and control bandages without nZnO. The prepared composite bandages exhibited excellent antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, and methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Cytocompatibility evaluation of the prepared composite bandages done on human dermal fibroblast cells by Alamar assay and infiltration studies proved that the bandages have a non-toxic nature at lower concentrations of nZnO whereas slight reduction in viability was seen with increasing nZnO concentrations. The qualitative analysis of ex-vivo re-epithelialization on porcine skin revealed keratinocyte infiltration toward wound area for nZnO alginate bandages.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Unknown 167 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 20%
Student > Bachelor 18 11%
Researcher 18 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 6%
Other 25 15%
Unknown 29 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Materials Science 24 14%
Chemistry 20 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 6%
Other 37 22%
Unknown 49 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 11 November 2015.
All research outputs
#8,501,631
of 14,123,042 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#1,163
of 2,747 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#123,170
of 252,264 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#87
of 147 outputs
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