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Title:The Use of Chitosan for Treatment of Pressure Ulcers
Author(s):Park, Chan Jerome
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Johnson, Amy J. Wagoner; Jamison, Russell D.
Department / Program:Materials Science and Engineering
Discipline:Materials Science and Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery
Abstract:Collectively, this dissertation has: (1) established biologically critical rationales for employing chitosan to treat pressure ulcers based on ulcer pathology and wound environments and (2) demonstrated the efficacy of chitosan and bFGF in treating pressure ulcers in an aged mouse model. This body of work presents a potentially beneficial method of treating pressure ulcers in clinical medicine.
Issue Date:2008
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:97 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/82834
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3347497
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2008


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