Biomaterials for Clinical Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 14, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 275 pages
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Biomaterials for Clinical Applications is organized according to the World Health Organization’s report of the top 11 causes of death worldwide, and lays out opportunities for both biomaterials scientists and physicians to tackle each of these leading contributors to mortality. The introductory chapter discusses the global burden of disease. Each of the subsequent eleven chapters focuses on a specific disease process, beginning with the leading cause of death worldwide, cardiovascular disease. The chapters start with describing diseases where clinical needs are most pressing, and then envisions how biomaterials can be designed to address these needs, instead of the more technologically centered approached favored by most books in the field. This book, then, should appeal to chemical engineers and bioengineers who are designing new biomaterials for drug delivery and vaccine delivery, as well as tissue engineering.
 

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Dr. Bhatia uniquely qualified to write this book – she has MD and PhD in Medicine and Bioengineering (her LinkedIn profile lists much more disciplines and degrees). Book is well organized and gives good overview of main polymer materials used in modern medical field. Many of you saw this picture of human body with polymer substitutes, but Dr. Bhatia approach to describe biopolymer applications for most common diseases (coronary artery disease, stroke, pneumonia, etc.) I personally found helpful and interesting. I understand that Dr. Bhatia did lot of work in the field of wound healing and this result in chapter devoted to #1 medical issue (coronary artery disease) is 25 pages, but #10 (Traumatic Injuries) – 36 pages; I hope next edition of this book will address this disproportion. Every chapter has extensive list of references to learn more on specific topic.  

Contents

1 Introduction
1
References
20
2 Coronary Artery Disease
23
References
48
3 Stroke
51
References
72
4 Pneumonia
75
References
96
References
163
8 Tuberculosis
167
References
180
9 Lung Cancer
183
References
208
10 Traumatic Injuries
213
References
249
11 Prematurity
259

5 COPD
99
References
118
6 Diarrheal Diseases
121
References
143
7 HIVAIDS
147
References
273
12 Conclusion
277
References
278
Index
279
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Sujata K. Bhatia is a physician-scientist at DuPont Applied BioSciences, and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware. She earned three bachelor's degrees, in biology, biochemistry, and chemical engineering, and a master's degree in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she earned her MD and PhD in bioengineering. She currently contributes to medical biomaterials projects, as well as health and nutrition programs at DuPont. She teaches biochemical engineering and biomedical engineering courses at the University of Delaware.

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