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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 (#3 of 9,111)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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109 X users
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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 474 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 85 18%
Student > Master 54 11%
Student > Bachelor 53 11%
Researcher 51 11%
Other 15 3%
Other 59 12%
Unknown 157 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 110 23%
Materials Science 41 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 30 6%
Chemistry 21 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 3%
Other 71 15%
Unknown 188 40%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 785. 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 03 August 2023.
All research outputs
#24,957
of 25,836,587 outputs
Outputs from Small
#3
of 9,111 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#482
of 342,308 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Small
#1
of 125 outputs
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