Bioactive Fibers and Polymers

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Overview

The future development of biomedical and protective textiles with selective properties that benefit the consumer will be based on applying scientific and clinical advances in wound healing, antimicrobials, and enzyme-based fabrics. This book presents the current research on natural and synthetic fiber-based textiles. Specific topics include designing antimicrobial textiles in an age of resistant microbes, biologically active biodegradable textiles, arterial grafts as biomedical textiles, determining antimicrobial efficacy and biocompatibility of textiles, novel enzyme-based methods for textile fibers, interactions of proteins and peptides on textile surfaces, regenerable antimicrobial textiles, issues in the design of chronic wound dressings, the biodeterioration of wool, and advances in the modification of synthetic fibers with biological activity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841237148
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series, #792
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Biologically Active Fibers in Health Care 1
2 Retention, Unfolding, and Deformation of Soluble Proteins on Solids 20
3 A Novel, Enzyme-Based Method for the Wound-Surface Removal and Decontamination of Organophosphorus Nerve Agents 35
4 Understanding Dressing Composition: A Biomaterial Point of View 50
5 The Non-Healing Wound: Mechanisms and Dressings 64
6 Design, Preparation, and Activity of Cotton Gauze for Use in Chronic Wound Research 76
7 A Hybrid Bioabsorbable Wound Dressing 90
8 Carboxymethylation-Cotton for Wound Care Management 115
9 Arterial Grafts as Biomedical Textiles 125
10 Biologically Active Biodegradable Biomaterials 155
11 Antimicrobial Polymers and Fibers: Retrospective and Prospective 175
12 Determining Antimicrobial Efficacy and Biocompatibility of Treated Articles Using Standard Test Methods 201
13 Antimicrobials for Synthetic Fibers 218
14 Durable and Regenerable Antimicrobial Textiles 243
15 Antimicrobial Properties of a Novel N-Halamine-Based Cellulose Treatment Process 253
16 Biodeterioration of Wool by Microorganisms and Insects 263
Author Index 300
Subject Index 301
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