Silver Nanocoatings for Reducing the Exogenous Microbial Colonization of Wound Dressings
AbstractThe aim of this work was to obtain an antimicrobial coating (NanoAg) for polyester-nylon wound dressings (WDs) for reducing the risk of exogenous wound related infections. The as-prepared NanoAg-WDs were characterized by XRD (X-ray Diffraction), SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy), TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy), SAED (Selected Area Electron Diffraction) and IRM (InfraRed Microscopy). Biological characterization consisted of in vitro evaluation of the interaction with fibroblast cell cultures and in vivo biodistribution studies of AgNPs on mice models. Then, specimens of commercial WDs were immersed in a glucose and NaOH solution of silver nanoparticles, followed by the subsequent dropwise addition of AgNO3 solution. The antimicrobial efficiency of the NanoAg-WDs was assessed by in vitro qualitative and quantitative analyses on Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains. The in vitro and in vivo studies demonstrated that the tested nanoparticles utilized to coat WDs have a good biocompatibility, allowing the normal development of cultured human cells and revealing a normal biodistribution within a mouse model, without toxic effects. The modified and viable cells count analyses proved that the modified WDs exhibit an improved inhibitory activity of microbial colonization, attachment and biofilm growth. The reported data recommend this type of coatings to obtain modified WDs with antibacterial properties, able to prevent the exogenous microbial contamination of the wound tissue, colonization and further biofilm development. View Full-Text
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Radulescu, M.; Andronescu, E.; Dolete, G.; Popescu, R.C.; Fufă, O.; Chifiriuc, M.C.; Mogoantă, L.; Bălşeanu, T.-A.; Mogoşanu, G.D.; Grumezescu, A.M.; Holban, A.M. Silver Nanocoatings for Reducing the Exogenous Microbial Colonization of Wound Dressings. Materials 2016, 9, 345.
Radulescu M, Andronescu E, Dolete G, Popescu RC, Fufă O, Chifiriuc MC, Mogoantă L, Bălşeanu T-A, Mogoşanu GD, Grumezescu AM, Holban AM. Silver Nanocoatings for Reducing the Exogenous Microbial Colonization of Wound Dressings. Materials. 2016; 9(5):345.Chicago/Turabian Style
Radulescu, Marius; Andronescu, Ecaterina; Dolete, Georgiana; Popescu, Roxana C.; Fufă, Oana; Chifiriuc, Mariana C.; Mogoantă, Laurenţiu; Bălşeanu, Tudor-Adrian; Mogoşanu, George D.; Grumezescu, Alexandru M.; Holban, Alina M. 2016. "Silver Nanocoatings for Reducing the Exogenous Microbial Colonization of Wound Dressings." Materials 9, no. 5: 345.
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