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Results of a new study by researchers at Mayo Clinic and Washington State University show that hydrogen peroxide-producing e-bandages may be an effective alternative to antibiotics for managing infected wounds.
For the study, a research team led by Yash Raval, Ph.D., a senior research fellow in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Microbiology, created wounds on mice and infected them with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). They then treated the infected wounds with a wearable e-bandage system that continuously produces and releases hydrogen peroxide onto the wound.
After two days of treatment, the hydrogen peroxide-producing e-bandages reduced the number of infected bacteria present in the wounds by 99 percent.