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Effectiveness of antibacterial copper additives in silicone implants

Gosau, Martin, Bürgers, Ralf, Vollkommer, Tobias, Holzmann, Thomas and Prantl, Lukas (2013) Effectiveness of antibacterial copper additives in silicone implants. Journal of Biomaterials Applications 22, pp. 187-198.

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Staphylococcus epidermidis plays a major role in capsular contractures of silicone breast implants. This in vitro study evaluates the antibacterial effect of copper on S. epidermidis in silicone implants. Specimens of a silicone material used for breast augmentation (Cu0) and specimens coated with different copper concentrations (Cu1, Cu2) were artificially aged. Surface roughness and surface ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Unfallchirurgie
Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene
Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie
Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Zahnärztliche Prothetik
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Keywords:Silicone implants, copper additives, Staphyolcoccus epidermidis, implant infection, capsular contracture, antibacterial effect
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:34476
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