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Publikācija: Microbiological and Cytotoxic Testing of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Gel with Herbal Medicines Used for Wound Care

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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Microbiological and Cytotoxic Testing of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Gel with Herbal Medicines Used for Wound Care
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.4 Chemical engineering
Authors Jolanta Staško
Nadežda Romačikova
Aigars Reinis
Līga Bērziņa-Cimdiņa
Juta Kroica
Keywords poly(vinyl alcohol), gel, cryogenically crosslinked
Abstract The research objects are wound care materials from poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) gels obtained by freezing-thawing method. The content of therapeutic substances in composite gels which does not disturb cross-linking in freezing-thawing cycles was determined primarily. The promotion of quick wound healing without damage of new epithelium cells is one of a most important feature of wound care; therefore the natural substances such as a paste of pine extract has been selected for the further researches. Lot of microorganisms which frequently are representatives of natural flora, int. al. S.epidermidis, Ps.aeruginosa, present high ability to colonize on biomaterials, thereby developing risk of hospital infection. In this work an attempt was made for assessment of various PVA matrices, their microbial contamination risk and adhesion activity, study of their cytotoxicity and biocompatibility for the use of gel materials for the wound care.
Reference Staško, J., Romačikova, N., Reinis, A., Bērziņa-Cimdiņa, L., Kroica, J. Microbiological and Cytotoxic Testing of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Gel with Herbal Medicines Used for Wound Care. In: Proceedings of 24th European Conference on Biomaterials, Ireland, Dublin, 4-9 September, 2011. Rome: Medimond, 2012, pp.169-172. ISBN 978-88-7587-630-2.
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