Ovidio Catanzano
University of Trieste
Visible spectrumComposite numberSelf-healing hydrogelsUltimate tensile strengthBiophysicsSurgeryKineticsControlled releaseChemistryMicroemulsionMaterials scienceHyaluronic acidSwellingCyclodextrinDrug deliveryWound healingChronic woundSilver nanoparticleChemical engineeringMedicine
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#1Ovidio CatanzanoH-Index: 11
#2G. Gomez d’AyalaH-Index: 2
Last. Paola LaurienzoH-Index: 23
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Abstract In the present study, chitosan-based wound dressings loaded with the extract of Opuntia ficus-indica (OPU) were prepared. OPU is known for its capability to accelerate skin injury repair. Chitosan (Ch) was crosslinked with a low molecular weight diepoxy-poly(ethylene glycol) (diePEG), and hydrogel films with different Ch/PEG composition and OPU content were prepared by casting. The occurrence of crosslinking reaction was confirmed by FTIR spectroscopy. FTIR and DSC analysis suggested th...
#1Ovidio CatanzanoH-Index: 11
#2Fabiana QuagliaH-Index: 39
Last. Joshua S. Boateng (University of Greenwich)H-Index: 27
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Introduction: Years of tissue engineering research have clearly demonstrated the potential of integrating growth factors (GFs) into scaffolds for tissue regeneration, a concept that has recently be...
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#1Carlo Bergonzi (University of Parma)H-Index: 6
Last. Ovidio Catanzano (UniTS: University of Trieste)H-Index: 11
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In this contribution we describe the preparation and characterization of a series of cross-linked films based on the combination of an elastin-derived biomimetic polypeptide (Human elastin-like polypeptide (HELP)) with alginate (ALG) to obtain a composite with enhanced properties. ALG/HELP composite films loaded with the hydrophobic natural antioxidant curcumin were prepared by solvent casting method followed by the cross-linking with calcium chloride. The compatibility between the two component...
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#1Mimimorena SeggioH-Index: 3
#2André Luiz Tessaro (UTFPR: Federal University of Technology - Paraná)H-Index: 11
Last. Salvatore Sortino (University of Catania)H-Index: 41
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We report herein the design, preparation, characterization and biological evaluation of a thermoresponsive gel based on binary mixtures of Pluronic® co-polymers F127 and P123, the latter being covalently functionalized with a nitric oxide (NO) photodonor (NOPD). The weight ratio between the two polymeric components is optimized in order to observe gelation of their saline water solution in the range of 32–35 °C, in order to exploit the therapeutic properties of NO for potential ocular applicatio...
#1Annalisa BiancheraH-Index: 11
#2Ovidio CatanzanoH-Index: 11
Last. Lisa ElviriH-Index: 33
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#1Joshua S. Boateng (University of Greenwich)H-Index: 27
#2Ovidio Catanzano (UniTS: University of Trieste)H-Index: 11
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#1Ovidio Catanzano (UniTS: University of Trieste)H-Index: 11
#2Joshua S. Boateng (University of Greenwich)H-Index: 27
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#1Aurore FraixH-Index: 16
#2Ovidio CatanzanoH-Index: 11
Last. Salvatore SortinoH-Index: 41
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In this contribution we report the design, preparation, and physico-chemical, photophysical and photochemical characterization of photoactivatable microemulsions (MEs) based on Labrasol®, isopropanol and Lauroglycol® FCC as a surfactant, co-surfactant and oily phase, respectively. The MEs co-incorporate, in their oil phase, two lipophilic guests such as a red emitting singlet oxygen (1O2) photosensitizer (PS) and a tailored green emitting nitric oxide (NO) photodonor (NOPD). These two chromofluo...
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AbstractPrevalence of leg ulcers increases with age due to an increase in risk factors, including immobility and venous disease. With an increasingly aging population, therefore, the number of older adults with leg ulcers is increasing. Older adults with leg ulcers experience frequent pain and discomfort, and yet pain in this population is poorly managed. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of the use of analgesic dressings in older adults with leg ulcers, including their percep...
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