Description

This issue of International Review of Neurobiology brings together cutting-edge research on tissue engineering of the peripheral nerve. It reviews current knowledge and understanding, provides a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field, and builds a platform for further research and discovery.

Key Features

  • This volume covers the cutting-edge research on tissue engineering of the peripheral nerve

Readership

Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists

Table of Contents

  • Series Page
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter One. The Use of Chitosan-Based Scaffolds to Enhance Regeneration in the Nervous System
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 In Vitro Evidence: Chitosan Properties, Biocompatibility, and Surface Modification
    • 3 Chitosan for Central Nervous System Repair
    • 4 Chitosan for Peripheral Nervous System Repair
    • 5 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter Two. Interfaces with the Peripheral Nerve for the Control of Neuroprostheses
    • Abstract
    • 1 General Introduction
    • 2 Structure and Function of the Peripheral Nerves
    • 3 Types of Nerve Electrodes: An Overview
    • 4 Biomedical Applications of Nerve Interfaces
    • 5 Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter Three. The Use of Shock Waves in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration: New Perspectives?
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Features of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration in Rodents and Humans: How to Speed Up Slow Regeneration?
    • 3 Presumed Biological Effects of ESWT
    • 4 Effects of ESWT on Peripheral Nerves
    • 5 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter Four. Phototherapy and Nerve Injury: Focus on Muscle Response
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Phototherapy Increases Skeletal Muscle Biochemical Activity
    • 3 Discussion and Future Perspectives
    • References
  • Chapter Five. Electrical Stimulation for Promoting Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Ways to Apply Electrical Stimuli to the Reconstructed Nerve
    • 3 Biological Effects of Electrical Stimulation of Injured Peripheral Nerves
    • 4 Clinical Experiences
    • Acknowledgment
    • References
  • Chapter Six. Role o

Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124200449
Print ISBN:
9780124200456

About the serial-volume-editors

Stefano Geuna

Affiliations and Expertise

Universita' di Torino, Italy

Isabelle Perroteau

Affiliations and Expertise

Universita' di Torino, Italy

Pierluigi Tos

Affiliations and Expertise

CTO Hospital, Torino, Italy

Bruno Battiston

Affiliations and Expertise

CTO Hospital, Torino, Italy