New Materials and Technologies for Healthcare

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World Scientific, 2012 - Bioactive compounds - 511 pages
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This volume summarizes recent developments in the use of new materials and technologies in healthcare. The emphasis is on new approaches that incorporate bioactive materials and scaffolds with cells in the emerging technologies of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The incorporation of nanotechnology, stem cells, and gene control of cells is included in the current research discussed. Clinical applications are described throughout the volume, along with economic and bioethics issues. The chapters are organized into four sections of clinical needs and an overview that summarizes the technologies that provide new approaches to clinical problems. The clinical areas addressed are Skeletal and Skin Repair, Heart and Cardiovascular Repair, Neuronal Repair, and Sensory Repair. The chapters were written by a multidisciplinary group of authors from six universities: the University of Arizona (US), the University of Central Florida (US), Imperial College London (UK), King''s College, Guy''s Hospital, University of London (UK), University of Florida (US) and Kyoto University (Japan). This book can be used as a reference book or as a textbook for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in bioengineering, biomaterials or healthcare management.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 21st Century Challenges for Biomaterials Larry L Hench
1
Hope or Hype? Larry L Hench and Julian R Jones
11
Chapter 3 Bioactive Materials for Gene Control Larry L Hench
25
Chapter 4 Nanoparticles for Novel Healthcare Therapeutics Sudipta Seal William Self James McGinnis and AS Karakoti
49
Chapter 5 Glass Microspheres for Cancer Treatment Delbert E Day
57
Chapter 6 Bioactive Glasses and Angiogenesis Alejandro A Gorustovich Luis A Haro Durand and Aldo R Boccaccini
65
Chapter 7 Clinical Applications of Bioactive Glasses for MaxilloFacial Repair Ian Thompson
77
Chapter 8 Clinical Applications of Bioactive GlassCeramics Takao Yamamuro
97
Chapter 19 Treating Aortic Aneurysms Rochellee Manygoats
277
Treatment and Repair John Ashton
291
Present and Future Scott Cooper
305
Chapter 22 Prosthetic Vascular Grafts for Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease Margo Ellis
321
Chapter 23 SmallDiameter Vascular Grafts Kyle Marr
337
Current Methods and Limitations Julie Lockwood
351
Chapter 25 Spinal Cord Repair for Paraplegics Jeffrey Calhoun
367
Chapter 26 BrainMachine Interfaces Matthew Goodman
383

Chapter 9 Hierarchical Porous Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration Julian R Jones
107
Chapter 10 Cartilage Regeneration Adam C Grochowski and Michael B Fenn
131
Chapter 11 Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage Javier S Castro
147
Chapter 12 Total Knee Replacements Jason Wertz
167
Chapter 13 Total Hip Replacement Kim Elshot Alvarez
179
Chapter 14 Bioactive Surfaces for Total Hip Prostheses Takao Yamamuro
193
Chapter 15 Artificial Skin and Wound Dressings Krystle Placencio Thomas Frank Jefferson Michael Teran and Michael Fenn
201
Chapter 16 Degenerative Disc Disease in the Lumbar Spine Russell Beal
227
Chapter 17 Shoulder Repair Shane D Smith
243
Worth the Risk? Adam Estelle
259
Chapter 27 Stem Cell Research for Treatment of Parkinsons Disease Colleen Young and Michael B Fenn
403
Chapter 28 Tissue Engineering for Corneal Regeneration Ayyasamy Aruchamy
409
LaserAssisted In Situ Keratomileusis Raymond Lee
429
Experiencing a World of Sound Savannah Burnside
443
Chapter 31 GlassCeramic Dental Restorations Wolfram Höland and Volker M Rheinberger
457
Chapter 32 PainDesensitizing Dental Materials David C Greenspan
469
Chapter 33 Ethical Considerations in Biomaterials Research and Development Mrinal K Musiband and Subrata Saha
483
Chapter 34 The Ending Larry L Hench
493
Index
501
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