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Medical textiles with silver/nanosilver and their potential application for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections

Medical textiles with silver/nanosilver and their potential application for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections
In this article we presented an overview on the use of antimicrobial textiles, including those with silver/nanosilver, as a new approach to countering HAI by reducing the potential risk of the pathogen transmission between patients and healthcare workers. The strong antimicrobial in vitro activity of these engineered textiles was confirmed in vitro against several HAI-associated pathogens, including multiresistant strains belonging to alert pathogens. 

Silver nanoparticles as a medical device in healthcare settings

Silver nanoparticles as a medical device in healthcare settings
Silver nanoparticle-based antimicrobials can promote a long lasting bactericidal effect without detrimental toxic side effects.

Conductive, antibacterial, and electromagnetic shielding silver‐plated cotton fabrics activated by dopamine.

Conductive, antibacterial, and electromagnetic shielding silver‐plated cotton fabrics activated by dopamine.

These features makes this silver‐plated cotton fabrics a promising candidate as multifunctional textiles with reduction percent of bacteria over 99.99%