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au·to·lyt·ic

(aw-tō-lit'ik),
Pertaining to or causing autolysis.

autolytic

adjective Referring to autolysis, see there.

au·to·lyt·ic

(aw'tō-lit'ik)
Pertaining to or causing autolysis.

autolysis

(o-tol′ĭ-sĭs) [ auto- + lysis]
1. The self-dissolution or self-digestion that occurs in tissues or cells by enzymes in the cells themselves, as occurs after death and in some pathological conditions.
2. Hemolysis.
autolytic (ot″ŏ-lit′ik), adjective
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aureus, and this may be associated with the treatment-induced release of membrane-bound cell wall autolytic enzymes when the cell suspensions were reexamined after several hours.
He states, "If the enzymatic preparation is not effective, one may still observe debridement due to the simultaneous autolytic process that is occurring.
For example, most VISA strains for which the vancomycin MICs are 8 [micro]g/mL show longer doubling times, decreased lysostaphin susceptibilities, and reduced autolytic activity (37,38).
Muyonga JH and JM Regenstein Bacterial and autolytic changes in water retention and adenosine nucleotides of cod mince.
Purilon[TM] Gel has a higher viscosity than other hydrogels and superior hydrating ability, allowing it to maintain proper wound contact essential to providing a moist wound environment necessary for autolytic debridement.
NASDAQ: DSCI) (BSE/PSE: DMS) today announced that the Company has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Dermagran Hydrophilic Wound Dressing for use as an autolytic debriding agent.
When moisture is reduced to 25 % wet basis, contaminating agents cannot survive and autolytic activity is greatly reduced [36].
Clinical studies have shown the dressing to effectively manage moderate to heavy exudate and to significantly enhance autolytic debridement while providing patient comfort.
This loss could also be due to autolytic deterioration associated with the actions of endogenous enzymes and bacteria [15].
But these can only be those used on surgical wounds or where reasonable and medically necessary debridement (mechanical, enzymatic and autolytic, as well as surgical or sharp debridement) was used.
The study also showed that the dressing was associated with improved autolytic debridement (a more natural and less invasive form of debridement than surgical/mechanical debridement).
This moist wound environment is beneficial for production of autologous growth factors (cytokines) and maintenance of naturally-occurring growth factors essential for cell development, enables better macrophage activation and assists with autolytic debridement of the wound surface.