The development of smart-bandage technologies

SHARP, D., 2009. The development of smart-bandage technologies. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.

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Abstract

Healthcare associated infections of wound sites are a complex problem with substantial effects on patient morbidity and financial ramifications to healthcare bodies. The increasing interest in novel diagnostic strategies and preventing infections have led to an incursion of research into the topic. Whilst most emphasis has been placed on preventing wound infections, the bacterial flora is an ever present risk to the compromised host. In contrast with the majority of research developing antibacterial smart-dressings, the research detailed within describes the development of in-situ electrochemical sensor assemblies suitable for incorporation within traditional or ‘smart’ wound dressings. Sensor developments have led to prototype construction of a multitude of sensing substrates capable of quantitative analyses for the identification of infection. The key developments contained within highlight both generic and organism-specific sensors which can reliably monitor key chemical components of a wound exudate to allow sampling-free infection diagnostics.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Sharp, D.
Date: 2009
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Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:36
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 09:36
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/356

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