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Microwaved Bacterial Cellulose-based Hydrogel Microparticles for the Healing of Partial Thickness Burn Wounds

Pandey, M., Mohamad, N., Low, W.L., Martin, Claire and Mohd Amin, M.C.I. (2017) Microwaved Bacterial Cellulose-based Hydrogel Microparticles for the Healing of Partial Thickness Burn Wounds. Drug Delivery and Translational Research, 7 (1). pp. 89-99. ISSN Print: 2190-393X Online 2190-3948

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Abstract

Burn wound management is a complex process because the damage may extend as far as the dermis which has an acknowledged slow rate of regeneration. This study investigates the feasibility of using hydrogel microparticles composed of bacterial cellulose and polyacrylamide as a dressing material for coverage of partial-thickness burn wounds. The microparticulate carrier structure and surface morphology were investigated by Fourier transform infrared, X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. The cytotoxicity profile of the microparticles showed cytocompatibility with L929 cells. Dermal irritation test demonstrated that the hydrogel was non-irritant to the skin and had a significant effect on wound contraction compared to the untreated group. Moreover, histological examination of in vivo burn healing samples revealed that the hydrogel treatment enhanced epithelialization and accelerated fibroblast proliferation with wound repair and intact skin achieved by the end of the study. Both the in vitro and in vivo results proved the biocompatibility and efficacy of hydrogel microparticles as a wound dressing material.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrogel microparticles, bacterial cellulose, Cytotoxicity, partial-thickness burn wound, microwave irradiation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RL Dermatology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Claire Martin
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 08:42
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 14:00
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/8015

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