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Antibacterial Modification of Kirschner Wires with Polyluteolin toward Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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Department of Orthopedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of the General Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing 100048, China
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Department of Infection and Critical Care Medicine, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China
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Materials 2015, 8(8), 4876-4883; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma8084876
Received: 20 April 2015 / Revised: 23 June 2015 / Accepted: 10 July 2015 / Published: 30 July 2015
In this study we report antibacterial modification of Kirschner wires (K-wires) with polyluteolin (PL) toward methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). K-wires were modified by immersing them in the luteolin-containing aqueous solution for 24 h. Characterizations using scanning electron microscopy and electrochemical methods confirmed the presence of the PL coatings on the K-wires. The PL-coated K-wires were further found to show antibacterial activity toward MRSA and remained unimpaired antibacterial activity even after the steam sterilization treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: Kirschner wires; antibacterial coatings; polyluteolin; steam sterilization; MRSA Kirschner wires; antibacterial coatings; polyluteolin; steam sterilization; MRSA
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Zhu, J.; Zhao, Y.; Yang, L.; Hou, S.; Su, Y.; Yang, R. Antibacterial Modification of Kirschner Wires with Polyluteolin toward Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Materials 2015, 8, 4876-4883.

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