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- Valverde, Ainara; Pérez-Álvarez, Leyre; Ruiz-Rubio, Leire; Pacha Olivenza, Miguel Angel; García Blanco, María Belén; Díaz-Fuentes, Mario; Vilas-Vilela, José Luis
- Carbohydrate polymers 2019 v.207 pp. 824-833
- Staphylococcus aureus; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; acid hydrolysis; alloys; antibacterial properties; antibiotics; bacterial adhesion; bacterial contamination; chitosan; coatings; confocal microscopy; contact angle; electrolytes; fluorescence; hyaluronic acid; hydrophilicity; immune system; patients; titanium; triclosan
- ... Bacterial contamination is a critical problem in medical implants, which are preferential sites for bacterial adhesion, leading to infections which can compromise health and immune system of patients. Commercial titanium alloys are the most commonly used materials for permanent implants in contact with bone, and the prevention of infections on their surface is therefore a crucial challenge for ort ...