Advanced Textiles for Wound Care, Second Edition, provides a detailed review of how textiles are incorporated into wound care applications, also explaining the importance and suitability of using textiles on different wound types. It is an interdisciplinary book which directly links textile technology with advances in wound care. The book discusses new developments and techniques related to antimicrobial dressings, the use of biopolymers in infection control management, advanced dressings for managing cavity and cancerous wounds, and the application of nanofibers and novel textile structures in scaffolds, among other new areas. This updated edition also reflects recent changes in regulatory affairs.
The book is essential reading for manufacturers, designers, scientists and producers of wound care materials. It is a valuable resource for professionals within the medical sector, as well as those in academia, enabling materials scientists and engineers in both academia, and at medical device companies, to stay abreast of new technology.
- Provides a comprehensive introduction to wound care, from the different types of wound and wound healing mechanisms, to the importance of testing in relation to wound care
- Analyzes the application of textiles to wound healing, covering minor wounds, burns, ulcers and other deep skin wounds
- Reviews the current use of smart textiles for wound care, including drug delivery dressings and textile-based scaffolds for tissue engineering
Part 1. The use of textiles in particular aspects of wound care 1. Wound management and dressings 2. Testing dressings and wound management materials 3. Textile materials and structures for wound care products 4. Interactive dressings and their role in moist wound management 5. Bioactive dressings to promote wound healing 6. Advanced textiles for wound compression 7. Antimicrobial textile dressings in managing wound infection 8. Novel textiles in managing burns and other chronic wounds
Part 2. Types of advanced textiles for wound care 9. Drug delivery dressings 10. The use of 'smart' textiles for wound care 11. Composite dressings for wound care 12. Textile-based scaffolds for tissue engineering 13. Dressings for infection control management 14. Specialty dressings for managing difficult-to-heal wounds 15. Regulatory bodies and their roles associated with wound dressings 16. The role of biopolymers and biodegradable polymeric dressings in managing chronic wounds 17. Profile of current wound dressings and their characteristics: a ready-reckoner 18. Advances in fabric structures for wound care