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Nanomaterials for Wound Healing and Infection Control

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Dermavenereology Department, Emergency University Hospital “Elias”, 011461 Bucharest, Romania
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Department of Oncologic Dermatology-Emergency University Hospital “Elias”, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, 020021 Bucharest, Romania
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, 030018 Bucharest, Romania
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Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 1–7 Polizu Street, 011061 Bucharest, Romania
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Materials 2019, 12(13), 2176; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12132176
Received: 20 May 2019 / Revised: 2 July 2019 / Accepted: 4 July 2019 / Published: 6 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Novel Materials for Antimicrobial Application)
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Abstract

Wound healing has been intensely studied in order to develop an “ideal” technique that achieves expeditious recovery and reduces scarring to the minimum, thus ensuring function preservation. The classic approach to wound management is represented by topical treatments, such as antibacterial or colloidal agents, in order to prevent infection and promote a proper wound-healing process. Nanotechnology studies submicroscopic particles (maximum diameter of 100 nm), as well as correlated phenomena. Metal nanoparticles (e.g., silver, gold, zinc) are increasingly being used in dermatology, due to their beneficial effect on accelerating wound healing, as well as treating and preventing bacterial infections. Other benefits include: ease of use, less frequent dressing changes and a constantly moist wound environment. This review highlights recent findings regarding nanoparticle application in wound management. View Full-Text
Keywords: wound healing; infections control; chronic infection; nanoparticles; nano-dressings wound healing; infections control; chronic infection; nanoparticles; nano-dressings
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Mihai, M.M.; Dima, M.B.; Dima, B.; Holban, A.M. Nanomaterials for Wound Healing and Infection Control. Materials 2019, 12, 2176.

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