Description

With a rising population and the increasing range of textiles for medical products, the need to understand and improve medical textiles is gaining in importance. The Handbook of medical textiles provides an overview of the different types of medical textiles currently available as well as specific information on more specialised topics and applications.

In part one, the types and properties of medical textiles are discussed, with chapters covering topics including reusable textiles, textiles for implants and textiles with cosmetic effects. Part two focuses on the interaction of textiles with the skin, examining key issues such as contact sensations, allergies and mechanical irritation. Chapters in part three provide information on the latest developments in textiles for hygiene and infection control, while part four provides a range of applications and case studies, including improvements in medical occupational clothing, medical filters and superabsorbent fibres.

With its expert editor and contributions from some of the world’s leading authorities, the Handbook of medical textiles is a standard reference for designers and manufacturers of medical textile products, as well as for biomaterials scientists and medical professionals.

Key Features

  • Explores the different types of medical textiles currently available as well as specific information on more specialised areas and applications
  • Chapters cover topics such as reusable textiles, textiles for implants and interaction of textiles with the skin
  • Is a standard reference for designers and manufacturers of medical textile products, as well as for biomaterials scientists and medical professionals

Readership

Designers and manufacturers of medical textile products, as well as for biomaterials scientists and medical professionals.

Table of Contents

Contributor contact details

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Preface

Part I: Types and properties of medical textiles

Chapter 1: Modern textiles and biomaterials for healthcare

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 The role of textile structures and biomaterials in healthcare

1.3 Types of textiles and biomaterials for medical applications

1.4 Key properties of medical textile products

1.5 Contacting behaviour and transmission phenomenon of medical-based textiles

1.6 Engineering stability and compactness in medical textile systems

1.7 Advanced examples of research and product development

1.8 Future of medical textiles and products

1.9 Sources of further information and advice

1.10 Acknowledgement

Chapter 2: Hi-tech textiles for interactive wound therapies

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Wounds

2.3 Wound dressings

2.4 Venous leg ulcers and their treatment

2.5 Wound dressing structures

2.6 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Reusable medical textiles

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 The role of reusable medical textiles: a historical perspective

3.3 Advantages of reusable textiles

3.4 Types of reusable textiles used for medical applications

3.5 Processing procedures

3.6 Healthcare costs

3.7 Future trends

3.8 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Nonwoven materials and technologies for medical applications

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Key issues of nonwovens

4.3 Main types of nonwovens and technologies for medical applications

4.4 Strengths and limitations of nonwoven materials (NMs) for medical applications

4.5 Applications of nonwovens in medicine

4.6 Future trends

4.7 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 5: Textiles for implants and regenera

Details

No. of pages:
608
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857093691
Print ISBN:
9781845696917

About the editor

V Bartels

Dr Volkmar T. Bartels is the founder and managing director of Bartels Scientific Consulting GmbH.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bartels Scientific Consulting GmbH, Germany

Reviews

With a rising population and the increasing range of textiles for medical products, the need to understand and improve medical textiles is gaining in importance. The Handbook of medical textiles provides an overview of the different types of medical textiles currently available as well as specific information on more specialised topics and applications.

In part one, the types and properties of medical textiles are discussed, with chapters covering topics including reusable textiles, textiles for implants and textiles with cosmetic effects. Part two focuses on the interaction of textiles with the skin, examining key issues such as contact sensations, allergies and mechanical irritation. Chapters in part three provide information on the latest developments in textiles for hygiene and infection control, while part four provides a range of applications and case studies, including improvements in medical occupational clothing, medical filters and superabsorbent fibres.

With its expert editor and contributions from some of the world’s leading authorities, the Handbook of medical textiles is a standard reference for designers and manufacturers of medical textile products, as well as for biomaterials scientists and medical professionals.