Nanomedicine—the application of nanotechnology to health sciences—has the potential to address many important medical problems by exploiting the advanced physicochemical characteristics of nanostructured materials and devices. It can revolutionize conventional medicine by offering cutting-edge developments in the processes of diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases, injuries, or genetic disorders. Thus, clinical nanomedicine holds promise to preserve and improve human health.
This book provides a comprehensive overview on the forefront developments of nanotechnology in various domains of clinical medicine, such as cardiology, oncology, pharmacology, immunology, dermatology, virology, hematology, orthopedics, embryology and congenital defects, dentistry, and tissue engineering. It also extensively discusses the toxicology aspects of engineered nanomaterials.
Introduction to Nanomedicine. Nanomedicine Targets Atherosclerosis. Nanomedicine Advancements in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment. Nanomedicine and Blood Diseases. Nanomedicine and Orthopaedics. Nanoscaffolds and Other Nano-Architectures for Tissue Engineering Related Applications. Oncolytic Viruses as Nanomachines for Cancer Treatment. Nanopharmaceutics Issues in Dermatology. Nanomedicine and Embryology. Nanomedicine and HIV/ AIDS. Biocompatible 2D and 3D Scaffolds for Medical Devices. Regenerative Dentistry. Toxicity and Genotoxicity of Metal and Metal Oxide Nanomaterials. Analogies in the Adverse Immune Effects of Wear Particles, Environmental Particles and Medicinal Nanoparticles.
"This book contains a wealth of up-to-date information of the most important aspects of nanotechnology as it is applied in clinical and molecular medicine. It has been expertly edited by Drs. Varvara Karagkiozaki and Stergios Logothetidis to include highly relevant areas of medicine, including cardiology, pharmacology, and tissue engineering, among a number of other thematic areas. A considerable aspect of the work presented deals with toxicological issues of nanomaterials. The book is an important reference for clinicians and researchers alike and provides a comprehensive view of current and future developments in nanotechnology and clinical medicine."
—Prof. K. Gus Kousoulas, Louisiana State University, USA