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Mar. Drugs 2018, 16(8), 273;

Chitosan-Based Composite Materials for Prospective Hemostatic Applications

Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang 524088, Guangdong, China
Agricultural Product Processing Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Zhanjiang 524001, Guangdong, China
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Received: 27 June 2018 / Revised: 27 July 2018 / Accepted: 2 August 2018 / Published: 4 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Biodegradable Polymers)
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Effective hemostasis is vital to reduce the pain and mortality of patients, and the research and development of hemostatic materials are prerequisite for effective hemostasis. Chitosan (CS), with good biodegradability, biocompatibility and non-toxicity, has been widely applied in bio-medicine, the chemical industry, the food industry and cosmetics. The excellent hemostatic properties of CS have been extensively studied. As a result, chitosan-based composite hemostatic materials have been emerging. In this review, the hemostatic mechanism of chitosan is briefly discussed, and then the progress of research on chitosan-based composite hemostatic materials with multiple forms such as films, sponges, hydrogels, particles and fibers are introduced. Finally, future perspectives of chitosan-based composite hemostatic materials are given. The objective of this review is to provide a reference for further research and development of effective hemostatic materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: chitosan; composite materials; hemostasis; mechanisms; films; sponges; hydrogels; particles; fibers; applications chitosan; composite materials; hemostasis; mechanisms; films; sponges; hydrogels; particles; fibers; applications

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Hu, Z.; Zhang, D.-Y.; Lu, S.-T.; Li, P.-W.; Li, S.-D. Chitosan-Based Composite Materials for Prospective Hemostatic Applications. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 273.

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