Advanced Polymers in Medicine

  • Francesco Puoci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ortensia Ilaria Parisi, Manuela Curcio, Francesco Puoci
    Pages 1-31
  3. Sindhu Doppalapudi, Sameer Katiyar, Abraham J. Domb, Wahid Khan
    Pages 33-66
  4. Vincenzo Guarino, Marica Marrese, Luigi Ambrosio
    Pages 67-90
  5. Sara Gonçalves, Fernando Dourado, Lígia R. Rodrigues
    Pages 91-128
  6. Catherine G. Ambrose, Braden E. Hartline, Thomas O. Clanton, Walter R. Lowe, William C. McGarvey
    Pages 129-145
  7. Javier Adrián Calles, José Bermúdez, Enrique Vallés, Daniel Allemandi, Santiago Palma
    Pages 147-176
  8. Rebecca L. Heise, B. Adam Blakeney, Robert A. Pouliot
    Pages 177-217
  9. Shuko Suzuki, Yoshito Ikada
    Pages 219-264
  10. Thais Thomé, Maria C. G. Erhardt, Ariene A. Leme, Isra Al Bakri, Ana K. Bedran-Russo, Luiz E. Bertassoni
    Pages 265-296
  11. Manuela Curcio, Ortensia Ilaria Parisi, Francesco Puoci
    Pages 297-317
  12. Luis Díaz-Gómez, Angel Concheiro, Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo
    Pages 319-339
  13. Roberta Cassano, Sonia Trombino
    Pages 341-370
  14. Jörg Vienken, Oliver Gottschalk
    Pages 371-400
  15. Antonio Francesko, Margarida M. Fernandes, Guillem Rocasalbas, Sandrine Gautier, Tzanko Tzanov
    Pages 401-431
  16. Katrin Sternberg, Raila Busch, Svea Petersen
    Pages 433-480
  17. Elizabeth J. Brisbois, Hitesh Handa, Mark E. Meyerhoff
    Pages 481-511
  18. Solène Cherré, Noemi Rozlosnik
    Pages 513-537

About this book


The book provides an up-to-date overview of the diverse medical applications of advanced polymers. The book opens by presenting important background information on polymer chemistry and physicochemical characterization of polymers. This serves as essential scientific support for the subsequent chapters, each of which is devoted to the applications of polymers in a particular medical specialty. The coverage is broad, encompassing orthopedics, ophthalmology, tissue engineering, surgery, dentistry, oncology, drug delivery, nephrology, wound dressing and healing, and cardiology. The development of polymers that enhance the biocompatibility of blood-contacting medical devices and the incorporation of polymers within biosensors are also addressed. This book is an excellent guide to the recent advances in polymeric biomaterials and bridges the gap between the research literature and standard textbooks on the applications of polymers in medicine.


Applications of Polymers Physicochemical Characterization Polymer Chemistry Polymeric Biomaterials Polymers in Medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Puoci
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sci.University of CalabriaRendeItaly

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