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Smart Bandage for Monitoring and Treatment of Chronic Wounds

Overview of attention for article published in Small, July 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 4,733)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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84 news outlets
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11 blogs
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117 tweeters
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1 patent
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1 Google+ user

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Title
Smart Bandage for Monitoring and Treatment of Chronic Wounds
Published in
Small, July 2018
DOI 10.1002/smll.201703509
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pooria Mostafalu, Ali Tamayol, Rahim Rahimi, Manuel Ochoa, Akbar Khalilpour, Gita Kiaee, Iman K. Yazdi, Sara Bagherifard, Mehmet R. Dokmeci, Babak Ziaie, Sameer R. Sonkusale, Ali Khademhosseini

Abstract

Chronic wounds are a major health concern and they affect the lives of more than 25 million people in the United States. They are susceptible to infection and are the leading cause of nontraumatic limb amputations worldwide. The wound environment is dynamic, but their healing rate can be enhanced by administration of therapies at the right time. This approach requires real-time monitoring of the wound environment with on-demand drug delivery in a closed-loop manner. In this paper, a smart and automated flexible wound dressing with temperature and pH sensors integrated onto flexible bandages that monitor wound status in real-time to address this unmet medical need is presented. Moreover, a stimuli-responsive drug releasing system comprising of a hydrogel loaded with thermo-responsive drug carriers and an electronically controlled flexible heater is also integrated into the wound dressing to release the drugs on-demand. The dressing is equipped with a microcontroller to process the data measured by the sensors and to program the drug release protocol for individualized treatment. This flexible smart wound dressing has the potential to significantly impact the treatment of chronic wounds.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 248 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 60 24%
Researcher 34 14%
Student > Master 34 14%
Student > Bachelor 31 13%
Student > Postgraduate 10 4%
Other 23 9%
Unknown 56 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 78 31%
Materials Science 27 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 7%
Chemistry 8 3%
Chemical Engineering 6 2%
Other 40 16%
Unknown 72 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 790. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 March 2021.
All research outputs
#12,431
of 17,575,102 outputs
Outputs from Small
#4
of 4,733 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#377
of 283,591 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Small
#2
of 104 outputs
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