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dc.contributor.authorFirlar, Ilayda
dc.contributor.authorAltunbek, Mine
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Colleen
dc.contributor.authorRamalingam, Murugan
dc.contributor.authorCamci-Unal, Gulden
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-11T18:04:46Z
dc.date.available2023-07-11T18:04:46Z
dc.date.issued2022-02-17
dc.identifier.citationFirlar I, Altunbek M, McCarthy C, Ramalingam M, Camci-Unal G. Functional Hydrogels for Treatment of Chronic Wounds. Gels. 2022 Feb 17;8(2):127. doi: 10.3390/gels8020127. PMID: 35200508; PMCID: PMC8871490.en_US
dc.identifier.eissn2310-2861
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/gels8020127en_US
dc.identifier.pmid35200508
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/52273
dc.description.abstractChronic wounds severely affect 1-2% of the population in developed countries. It has been reported that nearly 6.5 million people in the United States suffer from at least one chronic wound in their lifetime. The treatment of chronic wounds is critical for maintaining the physical and mental well-being of patients and improving their quality of life. There are a host of methods for the treatment of chronic wounds, including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, ultrasound, and electromagnetic therapies, negative pressure wound therapy, skin grafts, and hydrogel dressings. Among these, hydrogel dressings represent a promising and viable choice because their tunable functional properties, such as biodegradability, adhesivity, and antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and pre-angiogenic bioactivities, can accelerate the healing of chronic wounds. This review summarizes the types of chronic wounds, phases of the healing process, and key therapeutic approaches. Hydrogel-based dressings are reviewed for their multifunctional properties and their advantages for the treatment of chronic wounds. Examples of commercially available hydrogel dressings are also provided to demonstrate their effectiveness over other types of wound dressings for chronic wound healing.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofGelsen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.3390/gels8020127en_US
dc.rightsCopyright: © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/).en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectchronic woundsen_US
dc.subjecthydrogelsen_US
dc.subjectpolymersen_US
dc.subjectwound dressingsen_US
dc.subjectwound healingen_US
dc.titleFunctional Hydrogels for Treatment of Chronic Woundsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.source.journaltitleGels (Basel, Switzerland)
dc.source.volume8
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.countryUnited States
dc.source.countrySwitzerland
dc.identifier.journalGels (Basel, Switzerland)
refterms.dateFOA2023-07-11T18:04:47Z
dc.contributor.departmentSurgeryen_US


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