The Role of Platelets in Blood-Biomaterial Interactions

  • Y. F. Missirlis
  • J.-L. Wautier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Molecular basis for platelet interactions with biomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Ordinas, G. Escolar, J. G. White
      Pages 3-13
    3. B. Boval, J. P. Feugeas, J.-L. Wautier
      Pages 33-44
    4. J. A. Davies
      Pages 45-57
  3. Platelet surface interactions: cellular and rheological aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. J. N. Mulvihill, J.-P. Cazenave
      Pages 69-80
    3. C. Cerletti, V. Evangelista, M. Molino, P. Piccardoni, N. Maugeri, G. De Gaetano
      Pages 95-106
  4. Discussion chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Y. F. Missirlis, J.-L. Wautier
      Pages 109-121
    3. Y. F. Missirlis, J.-L. Wautier
      Pages 123-135
    4. Y. F. Missirlis, J.-L. Wautier
      Pages 153-165
    5. Y. F. Missirlis, J.-L. Wautier
      Pages 167-180
    6. Y. F. Missirlis, J.-L. Wautier
      Pages 181-198
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-216

About this book


Medicine and engineering work together towards solutions for biomedical problems. The interactions of blood elements with artificial materials (bags, tubes, artificial organs, etc.) require many disciplines for its understanding. Thus the effort presented in this book is the culmination of a genuine discussion on the problems arising in blood banks, in hospitals, in biomaterials development, in experimental hemocompatibility testing when platelets interact with biomaterials.
Hematologists, chemists, biologists and engineers have tried to put their own point of view and to understand the point of view of the other disciplines.
The main themes that are presented in the discussion are:
  • Platelet collection, storage and transfusion;
  • Hemostasis and anticoagulation;
  • Platelet and biomaterials, extracorporeal circulation and implanted materials;
  • Hemorheological parameters;
  • Modulation of platelet function;
  • Biological tests for evaluating platelet--biomaterial interactions. £/LIST£
  • Keywords

    biomaterial dynamics leukocyte protein surfaces

    Editors and affiliations

    • Y. F. Missirlis
      • 1
    • J.-L. Wautier
      • 2
    1. 1.Biomedical Engineering LaboratoryUniversity of PatrasRion, PatrasGreece
    2. 2.Laboratoire Central d’ImmunohematologieHopital LariboisiereParisFrance

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