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dc.contributor.authorWang, A-
dc.contributor.authorXu, C-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, C-
dc.contributor.authorGan, Y-
dc.contributor.authorWang, B-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Nanomaterials, 2015: 418932, (2015)en_US
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2015 Anhui Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.description.abstractPolymer based nanofibers using ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) were fabricated by electrospinning technology. The nanofibers were studied for potential use as dressing materials for skin wounds treatment. Properties closely related to the clinical requirements for wound dressing were investigated, including the fluid uptake ability (FUA), the water vapour transmission rate (WVTR), the bacteria control ability of nanofibers encapsulated with different antibacterial drugs, and Ag of various concentrations. Nanofibre degradation under different environmental conditions was also studied for the prospect of long term usage. The finding confirms the potential of EVOH nanofibers for wound dressing application, including the superior performance compared to cotton gauze and the strong germ killing capacity when Ag particles are present in the nanofibers.en_US
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationen_US
dc.subjectElectrospinning technology.en_US
dc.subjectEthylene-co-vinyl alcohol (EVOH)en_US
dc.subjectSkin wounds treatmenten_US
dc.subjectNanofibre degradationen_US
dc.titleExperimental investigation of the properties of electrospun nanofibers for potential medical applicationen_US
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