Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in Urology

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in Urology

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Urology is the branch of medicine dealing with disorders or diseases of the male genitor-urinary tract and the female urinary tract. This important book summarises the wealth of recent research on the use of biomaterials and tissue engineering to treat urological disorders. Part one reviews the fundamentals with chapters on such topics as biofilms and encrustation formation. Part two then discusses recent advances in biomaterials and design of urological devices such as metal ureteral stents, self-lubricating catheter materials and penile implants. Chapters in Part three address urological tissue engineering with coverage of themes such as artificial and natural biomaterials, nano-technology and placental stem cells for tissue engineering the regeneration of urological tissue and organs. With its eminent editors and international team of contributors, Biomaterials and tissue engineering in urology is an invaluable resource to researchers of urological biomaterials, devices and regenerative medicine in both industry and academia, as well as an important reference for medical practitioners. Provides a comprehensive review of biomaterials and tissue engineering in urology Explores the fundamentals of urology, focusing on biofilms and encrustation and formation Discusses recent advances in biomaterials and the design of urological devices, catheters and stentsUrethral hypermobility, or loss of bladder neck support, results in a lack of intraabdominal pressure transmission to the proximal ... the practical use of ESCs is limited due to problems of cell regulation and ethical considerations (Edwards, 2007). ... muscle biopsy using a small-caliber needle biopsy device will be performed.

Title:Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in Urology
Author: J Denstedt, A Atala
Publisher:Elsevier - 2009-04-29

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