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
Electronic ISBN:
9780124200449
Print ISBN:
9780124200456

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