Tissue Engineering of the Peripheral Nerve: Biomaterials and Physical Therapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124200456, 9780124200449

Tissue Engineering of the Peripheral Nerve: Biomaterials and Physical Therapy, Volume 109

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Stefano Geuna Isabelle Perroteau Pierluigi Tos Bruno Battiston
eBook ISBN: 9780124200449
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124200456
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th October 2013
Page Count: 240
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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 of Physical Exercise for Improving Posttraumatic Nerve Regeneration
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 The Effect of Exercise Training on Nerve Regeneration
    • 3 Effect of Exercise on Neuropathic Pain
    • 4 Translational Research and Clinical Studies
    • 5 Conclusions
    • Acknowledgment
    • References
  • Chapter Seven. The Role of Timing in Nerve Reconstruction
    • Abstract
    • 1 The Intrinsic Response in Neurons and Schwann Cells After Injury
    • 2 The Timing of Nerve Repair and Reconstruction
    • 3 Cerebral Plasticity—The Importance of Timing in Rehabilitation
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter Eight. Future Perspectives in Nerve Repair and Regeneration
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Changes at the Nerve Level
    • 3 Changes Occurring Distally to the Damaged Nerve: Focus on Skeletal Muscle
    • 4 Changes Occurring Proximally to the Damaged Nerve
    • 5 How to Study Peripheral Nerve Regeneration?
    • 6 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents of Previous Volumes

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


Details

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

About the Serial Volume Editors

Stefano Geuna Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Universita' di Torino, Italy

Isabelle Perroteau Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Universita' di Torino, Italy

Pierluigi Tos Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

CTO Hospital, Torino, Italy

Bruno Battiston Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

CTO Hospital, Torino, Italy