Antibacterial Strategies for Wound Dressing: Preventing Infection and Stimulating Healing

Zhengwen Li*, Menno Knetsch

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Wound management is an important and increasing global issue. Infection of a wound can cause a delay in wound healing and pain, but also more serious complications like tissue necrosis or even sepsis, which can lead to loss of tissue, limbs or life. Antibacterial agents have been introduced into wound infection care. In this review, we provide an insight into the current antibacterial strategies of wound dressings, including wound infection process, antibacterial agents, and controlled drug release systems. We also emphasize the development of intelligent wound dressing and introduce a promising research direction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-951
Number of pages16
JournalCurrent Pharmaceutical Design
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Antibacterial strategies
  • wound dressing
  • infection
  • antibacterial drugs
  • drug delivery system
  • intelligent dressing
  • DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA
  • WATER BINDING-CAPACITY
  • TEA TREE OIL
  • ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES
  • HYALURONIC-ACID
  • GROWTH-FACTOR
  • ALOE-VERA
  • PSEUDOMONAS-AERUGINOSA
  • STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS
  • SMART BANDAGE

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