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A glimpse on the function of chitosan as a dental hemostatic agent

Lestari, Widya and Wan Yusry, Wan Nur Aisyah and Haris @ Harith, Muhammad Salahuddin and Jaswir, Irwandi and Idrus, Erik (2020) A glimpse on the function of chitosan as a dental hemostatic agent. Japanese Dental Science Review, 56. pp. 147-154. ISSN 1882-7616 E-ISSN 2213-6851

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Managing a bleeding patient can be a challenge during dental surgery. Profuse hemorrhage due to platelet defects, coagulation disorders, vascular anomalies, medication-induced patients, as well as inherited bleeding ailments result in soft tissue hematoma, septic shock, compromised airway, and in some severe cases, death could occur. Avast array of surgical hemostatic agents are available to stop bleeding, including chitosan-based hemostatic agents. Chitosan has an advantage over other topical hemostatic materials for its ability to promote shorter bleeding times and assist in healing. Massive behind-the-scene research and development efforts are ongoing to increase the performance of chitosan as a hemostatic agent. Numerous studies on chitosan use in dental hemostasis have registered it as being safe, biodegradable, biocompatible, promoting healing, antimicrobial and bioactive. This article reviews the application of chitosan in managing hemostasis in dental patients.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 6863/84468
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chitosan, dental hemostatic agent
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Fundamental Dental and Medical Sciences
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Dr Widya Lestari
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2020 15:33
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2020 15:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84468

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