Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8731

Kate C. Blanco

Dr, São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Mini Review   
    Antimicrobial Photodynamic Action in Medical Materials: A Novel Thriving Area for Hospital Pneumonia Prevention
    Author(s): Kate C. Blanco*, Lucas D. Dias, Amanda C. Zangirolami and Vanderlei S. Bagnato

    Background: Endotracheal tubes, used for mechanical ventilation assistance for bedridden patients, are conducive to developing microbial biofilms due to the accumulation of body fluids. These systems are closely linked to hospital pneumonia by dispersing these cells from microbial biofilm from endotracheal tube to the lung. Objective: Describe endotracheal tubes' functionalization with photosensitizers such as curcumin, the progress, and perspectives of this research. Methods: An antimicrobial endotracheal tube was developed through the functionalization of its surface with a photosensitizer activated by light for the generation of reactive oxygen species, which inactivate microorganisms. Therefore, the prevention of pneumonia associated with mechanical ventilation was the object of a study to reach a .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-8731.21.9.211

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