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.Watch the video interview with Professor Larry Hench and Dr Julian Jones introducing .
Innovations in Biomaterials:21st Century Challenges for Biomaterials (L L Hench);Stem Cell Technology: Hope or Hype? (L L Hench & J R Jones);Bioactive Materials for Gene Control (L L Hench);Nano-particles for Novel Healthcare Therapeutics (S Seal);; Skeletal and Skin:Clinical Applications of Bioactive Glasses for Maxillo-Facial Repair (I Thompson);Hierarchical Porous Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering (J Jones);Cartilage Regeneration (A Grochowski);Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage (J Castro);Total Knee Replacement (J Wertz);Artificial Skin and Wound Dressings (L L Hench et al.);Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease in Lumbar Spine (R Beal);Shoulder Repair: Present and Future (S Smith);; Heart and Cardiovascular:Drug Eluting Heart Stents: Worth the Risks? (A Estelle);Treating Aortic Aneurysms (R Manygoats);Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Treatment and Repair (J Ashton);Mitral Stenosis and Surgical Repair: Present and Future (S Cooper);Prosthetic Vascular Grafts for Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (M Ellis);Small-Diameter Vascular Grafts: New Developments (K Marr);; Neuronal:Spinal Cord Repair: Current Methods and Limitations (J Lockwood);Spinal Cord Repair for Paraplegics (J Calhoun);Brain-Machine Interfaces (M Goodman);Stem Cells for Treatment of Parkinson's Disease (C Young);; Sensory:Tissue Engineering for Corneal Regeneration (A Aruchamy);Development of LASIK (R Lee);Hearing Devices: Experiencing a World of Sound (S Burnside);;