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Irreversible Electroporation

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  • The first book on Irreversible Electroporation

  • Includes fundamental physical basics and an outlook on clinical applications

  • Written by the leading researchers

  • Opens new ways in cancer therapy

Part of the book series: Series in Biomedical Engineering (BIOMENG)

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  • ISBN: 978-3-642-05420-4
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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

  2. Historical Review of Irreversible Electroporation in Medicine

    • Antoni Ivorra, Boris Rubinsky
    Pages 1-21
  3. Experimental Studies on Irreversible Electroporation of Cells

    • Avigail Ben-Or, Boris Rubinsky
    Pages 63-83
  4. Thermal Aspects of Irreversible Electroporation

    • Rafael V. Davalos, Paulo A. Garcia, Jon F. Edd
    Pages 123-154
  5. Finite Element Modeling of in Vivo Electroporation

    • Nataša Pavšelj, Damijan Miklavčič
    Pages 183-202
  6. Irreversible Electroporation Systems for Clinical Use

    • Claudio Bertacchini, Pier Mauro Margotti, Enrico Bergamini, Mattia Ronchetti, Ruggero Cadossi
    Pages 255-272
  7. The Use of Irreversible Electroporation in Food Preservation

    • Alex Golberg, Judith Fischer, Boris Rubinsky
    Pages 273-312
  8. Back Matter

About this book

This is an brief introduction to the emerging field of irreversible electroporation in medicine. Certain electrical fields when applied across a cell can have as a sole effect the permeabilization of the cell membrane, presumable through the formation of nanoscale defects in the cell membrane. Sometimes this process leads to cell death, primarily when the electrical fields cause permanent permeabilization of the membrane and the consequent loss of cell homeostasis, in a process known as irreversible electroporation. This is an unusual mode of cell death that is not fully understood yet. While the phenomenon of irreversible electroporation may have been known for centuries it has become only recently rigorously considered in medicine for various applications of tissue ablation. A brief historical perspective of irreversible electroporation is presentedfollowed by general reviews on the theory and experiment fundamentals and by reports on the most recent theoretical, experimental and clinical studies.

Keywords

  • IFMBE
  • cell membrane
  • cells
  • irreversible electroporation
  • oncolog
  • tissue
  • tissue ablation
  • Electrophoresis

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

    Boris Rubinsky

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-05420-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)