publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Advances in peripheral nervous system regenerative therapeutic strategies: A biomaterials approach.

Magdalini Tsintou; Kyriakos Dalamagkas; Alexander M. Seifalian; Alexander M. Seifalian;
  • Published: 01 Aug 2016 Journal: Materials Science and Engineering: C, volume 65, pages 425-432 (issn: 0928-4931, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Peripheral nerve injury is a very common medical condition with varying clinical severity but always great impact on the patients' productivity and the quality of life. Even the current 1st-choice surgical therapeutic approach or the “gold standard” as frequently called in clinical practice, is not addressing the problem efficiently and cost-effectively, increasing the mortality through the need of a second surgical intervention, while it does not take into account the several different types of nerves involved in peripheral nerve injuries. Neural tissue engineering approaches could potentially offer a very promising and attractive tool for the efficien...
free text keywords: Mechanical Engineering, General Materials Science, Mechanics of Materials, Condensed Matter Physics, Bench to bedside, Neural engineering, Peripheral nerve injury, Nanotechnology, Peripheral nervous system, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Clinical Practice, Biology, Neuroregeneration, Neural tissue engineering, Neuroscience, Therapeutic approach
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