Biomaterials in Modern Medicine: The Groningen Perspective

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World Scientific, 2008 - Medical - 266 pages
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This useful book is written from a medical perspective and is aimed at academics as well as medical and biomedical engineering students who want to become involved in the design, development, manufacturing or use of prostheses or medical devices. It covers basic information on the complexities of implant and medical device development. The design process, technology assessment, animal experiments, histocompatibility, tissue compatibility and infections are described. In addition, examples of biomaterial applications are presented, showing the diversity of biomaterials.This is the first book that guides the reader through the complicated process of medical product development. Different technical and medical aspects of medical implants are highlighted by a group of authors who are actively involved in biomaterial research at the University Medical Center of Groningen, one of the leading hospitals in The Netherlands.

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Chapter 1 Introduction JPA Nicolai and G Rakhorst
Chapter 2 Design of Biomedical Products GJ Verkerke and EB van der Houwen
Chapter 3 Animal Models in Biomaterials Research G Rakhorst EJO ten Hallers and CMA Thuring
Chapter 4 Technology Assessment JM Hummel
Chapter 5 Haemocompatibility of Medical Devices W van Oeveren
Chapter 6 Tissue and Cell Interactions with Materials TG van Kooten and R Kuijer
Chapter 7 Biomaterialassociated Surgery and Infection A Review of the Literature PGM Maathuis SK Bulstra HC van der Mei JR van Horn and HJ B...
Case 1 Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Postoperative Organ Dysfunction Y John Gu
Case 2 Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems G Rakhorst and ME Erasmus
Case 3 Biomaterialrelated Infections in Orthopedic Implants D Neut and RL Diercks
Case 4 Biomaterials for Voice Reconstruction GJ Verkerke JW Tack IF Herrmann HF Mahieu BFAM van der Laan and HK Schutte
Case 5 Biomaterials in Ophthalmology SA Koopmans and VW Renardel de Lavalette
Case 6 Biomaterials in Plastic Surgery MF Meek
Case 7 Surgical Meshes Morphologydependent Bacterial Colonization AF Engelsman

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