By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Research findings on Life Science Research are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Ljubljana, Slovenia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The present study aims at achieving effects of improved hydrophilicity and microorganism inhibition, which are rarely simultaneously present in wound dressings. Viscose fibers in their non-woven form were modified using two different pathways."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Jozef Stefan Institute, "Effects of a two-step procedure, i.e. alkaline or oxygen plasma treatment followed by the attachment of silver chloride nanoparticles were compared to a one-step procedure, i.e. ammonium plasma treatment, which results in both desired material characteristics simultaneously. The surface properties of untreated and differently modified cellulose samples were analyzed by Xray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), in vitro silver release, and hydrophilicity measurements. The treatment effect on antimicrobial activity was determined by the AATCC 100-1999 standard test. In light of the introduced wound dressing preparation procedures and the desired wound dressing characteristics, the effectiveness of the used procedures was evaluated. Antimicrobial activity was proven against all Gram negative bacteria, while the Gram positive bacteria survive the as-prepared samples. Hydrophilicity was proven to be excellent using both preparation procedures."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The mentioned results prove the potential of the used procedures and encourage future developments toward the clinical proof of concept."
For more information on this research see: Novel cellulose based materials for safe and efficient wound treatment. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2014;100():55-64. Carbohydrate Polymers can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Carbohydrate Polymers - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405871)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Z. Persin, Jozef Stefan Inst, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Additional authors for this research include U. Maver, T. Pivec, T. Mayer, A. Vesel, M. Mozetic and K. Stana-Kleinschek (see also Life Science Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Slovenia, Ljubljana, Treatment, Life Science Research
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