Evaluation of nitric oxide releasing polymers for wound healing applications
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Chronic, non-healing wounds afflict millions of Americans and represent a costly burden to the healthcare industry. In addition, the overuse and misuse of antibiotics has triggered the widespread emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, making the treatment of infected wounds more challenging. As a result, improved methods for wound care incorporating antibiotic-alternative bactericidal agents are in high demand. Recent wound care advances have focused on the development of dressings incorporating physical structures and biological components which mimic those encountered in a natural wound ...