Biocompatible Polymeric Materials and Tourniquets for Wounds

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Springer, Jul 24, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 184 pages
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In recent years biocompatible polymers for injuries and wounds have seen advances and innovations that have outpaced the growing field's literature. In this book Dr. Jan W. Gooch, a National Research Council Research Associateship Award recipient, reveals how innovative polymer technology can be applied to the common combat and trauma wounds associated with damaged soft tissue and bleeding. The scope of his investigation spans four distinct devices for wounds, liquid and particulate barrier dressings for soft tissue wounds, sutureless tissue adhesives, antibacterial nanoemulsions, one-hand operated and automatic tourniquets for the battlefield.

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Dr. Jan W. Gooch earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at Arkansas Polytechnic College and a Doctorate Degree of Philosophy in Polymer Science at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Gooch is currently an Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an international consultant in the field of coatings technology, polymer science and engineering with twenty-seven years of research experience. Dr. Gooch was a Senior Engineer with Bechtel Group, Inc. and a Senior Scientist with Cook Paint & Varnish Company prior to joining the research faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Gooch added biomedical materials and applications to his experience by serving as a National Research Council Associate from 2001 to 2004 years at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research. Dr. Gooch has published one hundred and thirty-three journal papers and conference presentations, ten books and chapters, has been awarded fourteen patents and is affiliated with major national and international professional organizations. Dr. Gooch has assembled a comprehensive digest of scientific and engineering terms from a lengthy and successful career in polymeric materials and processing.

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