Polypropylene nets are widely used as hernioplasty prostheses. The reproduction of bacteria within the net fibers intersections can occur after the application of the prosthesis causing infections. For this reason, bacteria have to be removed in the very early stage of surgical implantation. Activation of the prosthesis surface was done by an innovative oxidizing plasma treatment (APP-DBD) working under atmospheric conditions in order to favor the deposition of an antibacterial coating of chitosan (biocompatible carbohydrate) and ciprofloxacin (broad spectrum antibiotic). Two different coating mixtures were realised and the antibacterial properties of such functionalised nets were investigated, together with their effectiveness. Physico-chemical characterisations of meshes were carried out before and after functionalisation by SEM-EDS and infrared spectroscopy. The release of both chitosan and ciprofloxacin, under controlled experimental conditions, was followed respectively by colorimetric determination (using UV-Visible spectroscopy) and chromatographic analysis (using HPLC). In vitro tests allow verifying antimicrobial activity (inoculation of specimens in a Staphylococcus aureus suspension).
Hernia-repair prosthetic devices functionalised with chitosan and ciprofloxacin coating: Controlled release and antibacterial activity / Avetta, Paola; Nisticò, Roberto; Faga, Maria G.; D'Angelo, Domenico; Aimo Boot, Elisa; Lamberti, Roberta; Martorana, Selanna; Calza, Paola; Fabbri, Debora; Magnacca, Giuliana. - In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY. B. - ISSN 2050-750X. - STAMPA. - 2(2014), pp. 5287-5294.
|Titolo:||Hernia-repair prosthetic devices functionalised with chitosan and ciprofloxacin coating: Controlled release and antibacterial activity|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4tb00236a|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|