Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Journal (BBRJ)

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: 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186--188

The hemostatic properties of chitosan in oral surgery


Rocco Franco1, Francesco Gianfreda2, Michele Miranda2, Alberta Barlattani3, Patrizio Bollero2 
1 Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
2 Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
3 Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rocco Franco
Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via Montpellier, 100133 Rome, Italy. University Hospital of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Dental Clinic, Viale Oxford, 81, Rome
Italy

Chitosan (CS) belongs to the natural linear aminopolysaccharide family. It is formed by a repetition of D-glucosamine units (deacetylated units) and a smaller number of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine units. Their distribution is casual. It derives from chitin which is a naturally occurring polysaccharide in the arthropod exoskeleton. CS is a biocompatible material and for this reason it is used in medicine, especially in dentistry. It also has anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties. It is used in conservative dentistry, periodontology, especially in oral surgery. Its antibacterial and hemostatic properties are useful in the surgical treatment of patients on anticoagulant/antiplatelet therapy. The purpose of this work is to analyze through a systematic review of the literature on the use of CS as a local hemostatic.


How to cite this article:
Franco R, Gianfreda F, Miranda M, Barlattani A, Bollero P. The hemostatic properties of chitosan in oral surgery.Biomed Biotechnol Res J 2020;4:186-188


How to cite this URL:
Franco R, Gianfreda F, Miranda M, Barlattani A, Bollero P. The hemostatic properties of chitosan in oral surgery. Biomed Biotechnol Res J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 28 ];4:186-188
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