Search for dissertations about: "wound dressing"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words wound dressing.

  1. 1. Redox effects on neutrophils in wound healing conducted by wound dressings and hyperbaric oxygen

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Herman Sahlin; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; neutrophil granulocyte; wound healing; wound dressing; reactive oxygen species; NO; hyperbaric oxygen; bacterial killing;

    Abstract : The increased influx of neutrophils into chronic wounds results in increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), nitric oxide (NO) and lipid peroxidation products (LPP), as well as a ROS-induced increase in protease levels. The NO and LPP impair the respiratory burst response of the neutrophils and reduce their capacity to kill bacteria and digest debris. READ MORE

  2. 2. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy - Effects on Sternotomy Wounds and the Intrathoracic Organs

    University dissertation from Clinical Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Christian Torbrand; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; negative pressure; NPWT; vacuum-assisted closure; sternotomy wounds; deep sternal wound infection; mediastinitis; thoracic surgery; pressure transduction; neurohormones; neuropeptides; total heart volume variation; cardiac output; wound contraction; macrodeformation;

    Abstract : Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been widely adopted for the treatment of deep sternal wound infections due to its excellent clinical outcome. However, the mechanisms of action and effects on hemodynamics have not been thoroughly elucidated. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Diabetic Foot. Costs, health economic aspects, prevention and quality of life

    University dissertation from IHE, Institutet för hälso- och sjukvårdsekonomi

    Author : Gunnel Ragnarson Tennvall; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; wound healing; Social medicine; treatment outcome; risk factors; prevention and control; amputation; cost and cost analysis; Socialmedicin; samhällsmedicin;

    Abstract : The overall aims were to investigate the economic consequences of foot complications in diabetic patients, to measure the influence of diabetic foot complications on health-related quality of life (HRQL), and to analyse the cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent foot ulcers and lower extremity amputations (LEA). The economic consequences of foot ulcers and LEA are large both in a short and a longer perspective. READ MORE

  4. 4. Survival of infectious agents and detection of their resistance and virulence factors

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Eva Tano; Uppsala universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Transportation system; swab; polymicrobial samples; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; bacteremia; exotoxins; Staphylococcus aureus; TSST-1; silver; silver resistance; wound dressing; sil genes; laundry; tumble drying; bacterial decontamination;

    Abstract : In the first study, three different transport systems for bacteria were evaluated. The CLSI M40-A guideline was used to monitor the maintenance of both mono- and polymicrobial samples during a simulated transportation at room temperature that lasted 0-48 h. READ MORE

  5. 5. Porous structures based on nanopolysaccharides for medical applications

    University dissertation from Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Narges Naseri; Luleå tekniska universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : Trä och bionanokompositer; Wood and Bionanocomposites;

    Abstract : Recently, the use of bio-based nanomaterials has attracted much interest in medical applications due to their cytocompatibility, good moisture stability, good mechanical properties, hydrophilic surfaces and their ability to form porous structures. The aim of this work is to develop porous nanocomposites based on nanochitin and nanocellulose with controlled pore size and porosity in order to facilitate cell growth and interconnectivity and to investigate their potential in wound dressing and cartilage regeneration. READ MORE