Advanced Textiles for Wound Care by Subbiyan Rajendran

By Subbiyan Rajendran

This assortment presents an in depth evaluate of ways textiles are included into wound care functions, explaining the significance and suitability of utilizing textiles on assorted wound forms. It introduces wound care and covers wound administration and the significance of laboratory trying out with regards to wound care. It comprehensively studies the various cloth dressings to be had, wet may administration, and bioactive dressings to advertise therapeutic. The concluding chapters describe how complicated textiles, resembling shrewdpermanent temperature managed textiles and composites, can be utilized for wound care items. the ultimate bankruptcy supplies an enticing perception into using fibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering.

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5 mmol of calcium ions as the chloride salts. This solution has an ionic composition similar to human serum or exudate. The presence of both sodium and calcium ions is required as these both have a marked effect upon the gelling characteristics of alginate fibres. It will immediately be seen that a serious criticism of this method is that the alginate is tested in the absence of any pressure, which means that the results obtained bear little relation to the volume of exudate that the dressing will take up under normal conditions of use.

Alginate These dressings are highly absorbent and are composed of calcium and sodium salts of alginic acid, obtained from seaweed. They are useful in © 2009 Woodhead Publishing Limited 14 Advanced textiles for wound care medium to heavily exuding wounds and are also good for bleeding wounds. Examples include Kaltostat, Sorbsan and Algisite. Hydrogels Hydrogels have a high water content which creates a moist wound surface and helps in the debridement of wounds by hydration and promotion of autolysis.

Only in the last thirty to fi fty years have large number of increasing complex products been developed specifically for application to open wounds of all types. These new dressings vary widely in composition and construction and, as a result, new families of performance-based test methods and specifications have been developed in order in order to characterise their performance. Key words: wound dressings, wound management, fluid handling, hydrocolloids. 1 Introduction The use of materials to cover or treat wounds stretches back into antiquity but the use of standards and specifications to characterise these materials is relatively new.

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