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Well-ordered mesoporous silica and bioactive glasses: Promises for improved hemostasis

Abstract

Immediate controls of uncontrolled bleeding and infection are essential for saving lives in both combat and civilian arenas. Inorganic well-ordered mesoporous silica and bioactive glasses have recently shown great promise for accelerating hemostasis and infection control. However, to date, there is no comprehensive report assessing their specific mechanism of action in accelerating hemostasis process and exerting antibacterial effect. After providing a brief overview of the hemostasis process, this review presents critical overview of the recently developed inorganic mesoporous silica and bioactive glass-based materials proposed for hemostatic clinical applications and specifically investigate their unique characteristics that render them applicable for hemostatic applications and preventing infections. This article also identifies promising new research directions that should be undertaken to ensure the effectiveness of the materials for hemostatic applications.

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The article was received on 28 Aug 2018, accepted on 05 Oct 2018 and first published on 05 Oct 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8BM01041B
Citation: Biomater. Sci., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Well-ordered mesoporous silica and bioactive glasses: Promises for improved hemostasis

    S. Pourshahrestani, N. A. Kadri, E. Zeimaran and M. Towler, Biomater. Sci., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8BM01041B

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