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Wound Diagnostics: Deploying Electroanalytical Strategies for Point of Care Sensors and Smart Dressings.

McLister, Anna, Mathur, Ashish and Davis, James (2017) Wound Diagnostics: Deploying Electroanalytical Strategies for Point of Care Sensors and Smart Dressings. Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 2 . [Journal article]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coelec.2017.05.002

Abstract

Chronic wounds are highly heterogeneous with the complications of tissue remodelling and issues such as infection generating a multitude of molecular and cellular species. It could be anticipated that were information regarding the dynamics of key wound biomarkers available to the clinician, more informed decisions could be implemented to encourage the reinstatement of normal healing processes. There are few diagnostic options available at the time of consultation and the aim of this review has been to assess the capability of electrochemical sensing strategies to provide detailed point of care information on the wound condition. Advances in functional materials and the greater accessibility of disposable printed systems are beginning to provide a solid foundation through which low cost devices could be realised and whose deployment could lead to more informed decision making and positive outcomes.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Chronic Wounds; Smart Dressings; Bandages; Diagnostics; Infection
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:38353
Deposited By: Professor James Davis
Deposited On:19 Jul 2017 13:46
Last Modified:01 Jun 2018 22:23

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