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Developing a pH Responsive Mesh as a Smart Skin Wafer in Ostomy Appliances

McLister, A and Davis, J (2015) Developing a pH Responsive Mesh as a Smart Skin Wafer in Ostomy Appliances. IFMBE Proceedings : World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 51 . pp. 1265-1268. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19387-8_307


Marked developments in the design of ostomy appliances in recent years have revolutionized stoma care and management but the prevalence of peristomal skin complications continues to be problematic with incidence rates ranging from 10-70%. Despite requisite pre and post-operative education for new patients, complications continue to arise - even under the close supervision of specialist nurses. Prolonged exposure of the skin to high pH stoma effluent is widely accepted as a key contributor to the onset of moisture-associated skin disease. An investigated into a new material which could serve as the basis of a “smart skin wafer”, employing electrochemical detection and manipulation of local pH is described.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Ostomy, stoma, electrochemical, sensor, peristomal irritation
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:32219
Deposited By: Professor James Davis
Deposited On:01 Sep 2015 14:04
Last Modified:01 Sep 2015 14:04

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