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Title: Development of medically hygienic socks loaded with antifungal microcapsules for patients with athlete's foot
Authors: Liu, LW
Yip, J 
Yuen, CWM
Cheung, HC
Kan, CW 
Keywords: Hygienic Socks
Moisture Control
Athlete's Foot
Antifungal
Microcapsules
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Textile Bioengineering & Informatics Society Ltd
Source: Textile bioengineering and informatics symposium proceedings, 2014, vols 1 and 2, 2014, p. 184-190 How to cite?
Abstract: Nowadays, healthcare and hygiene products are becoming more and more important in the field of technical textiles because of the specificity of their end uses. In this study, we have developed a pair of hygienic socks loaded with antifungal microcapsules especially for the treatment of athlete's foot (tinea pedis). First, antifungal clotrimazole/chitosan microcapsules are prepared via an oil-in-water emulsion technique and socks with moisture control are studied and selected. Then, medical hygienic socks with drug loaded microcapsules are developed by spraying the clotrimazole/chitosan microcapsules onto the socks. The socks have been studied in a preliminary clinical study. The complete cure rate of tinea pedis is significantly better in the active, group in comparison with the control group (84.62% vs. 42.85%, p = 0.011) at the end of a 4-week period.
Description: 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS 2014) / 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference (APCC 2014), Hong Kong, Peoples R China, 6-8 August 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35653
ISSN: 1942-3438
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