Handbook of Polymer Applications in Medicine and Medical Devices, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0323221696
  • ISBN-13: 9780323221696
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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While the prevalence of plastics and elastomers in medical devices is now quite well known, there is less information available covering the use of medical devices and the applications of polymers beyond medical devices, such as in hydrogels, biopolymers and silicones beyond enhancement applications, and few books in which these are combined into a single reference. This book is a comprehensive reference source, bringing together a number of key medical polymer topics in one place for a broad audience of engineers and scientists, especially those currently developing new medical devices or seeking more information about current and future applications. In addition to a broad range of applications, the book also covers clinical outcomes and complications arising from the use of the polymers in the body, giving engineers a vital insight into the real world implications of the devices they're creating. Regulatory issues are also covered in detail. The book also presents the latest developments on the use of polymers in medicine and development of nano-scale devices.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Author Biographies.
1: Introduction.
2: Application of Plastics in Medical Devices and Equipment.
3: Plastics Used in Medical Devices.
4: Polymerie Biomaterials.
5: Biofilms, Biomaterials, and Device-Related Infections.
6: Adhesives for Medical and Dental Applications.
7: Silicones.
8: Review of Research in Cardiovascular Devices.
9: Endotracheal Tube and Respiratory Care.
10: Applications of Polyaryletheretherketone in Spinal Implants: Fusion and Motion Preservation.
11: Microbubble Applications in Biomedicine.
12: Hydrogels in Regenerative Medicine.
13: Biodegradable Polymers.
14: Regulations for Medical Devices and Application to Plastics Suppliers: History and Overview.