Regenerative Medicine Applications in Organ Transplantation illustrates exactly how these two fields are coming together and can benefit one another. It discusses technologies being developed, methods being implemented, and which of these are the most promising. The text encompasses tissue engineering, biomaterial sciences, stem cell biology, and developmental biology, all from a transplant perspective. Organ systems considered include liver, renal, intestinal, pancreatic, and more. Leaders from both fields have contributed chapters, clearly illustrating that regenerative medicine and solid organ transplantation speak the same language and that both aim for similar medical outcomes. The overall theme of the book is to provide insight into the synergy between organ transplantation and regenerative medicine.
Recent groundbreaking achievements in regenerative medicine have received unprecedented coverage by the media, fueling interest and enthusiasm in transplant clinicians and researchers. Regenerative medicine is changing the premise of solid organ transplantation, requiring transplantation investigators to become familiar with regenerative medicine investigations that can be extremely relevant to their work. Similarly, regenerative medicine investigators need to be aware of the needs of the transplant field to bring these two fields together for greater results.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 1050
Weight: 3120 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 x 53 mm
"It is without doubt a very valuable book that captures well the current status of the many areas it addresses...It is a superb summary of the current status of RM and organ transplantation."--Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, Regenerative Medicine Applications in Organ Transplantation
"...represents an invaluable reference for students, physicians, and researchers who are interested in getting a comprehensive, up-to-date snapshot on how regenerative medicine and organ transplantation are reshaping the medical profession."--Transplantation,November 27,2014
"...an invaluable reference for students, physicians, and researchers who are interested in getting a comprehensive up-to-date snapshot on how regenerative medicine and organ transplantation are reshaping the medical profession."--Transplantation, Nov 27 2014
"Given the implications that a chronic shortage of organs has on public health and society, this book is a valuable resource for students and professionals seeking to do something about this problem by taking advantage of cutting-edge developments in one of those most dynamic scientific disciplines existing today, namely regenerative medicine."--Regenerative Medicine 2014 9(3) "The text is well organized...Chapters on tracheal reconstruction and bladder reconstruction are impressive in demonstrating proximity to clinical utility and indicate that simple structural elements can be manufactured and implanted in humans to bridge a limited defect...if you want to spark your enthusiasm for what is to come, then this textbook is a fine first step into the future."--American Journal of Transplantation, June 2014 "With beautiful illustrations throughout that greatly enhance the overall reading experience of this book, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in tissue engineering and organ transplantation. This is one of the best textbooks I have come across that combines surgery with science, and it is a must for all surgeon-scientists involved in tissue engineering and organ transplantation."--BCS Online, April 3, 2014 "This book succeeds in providing a detailed and comprehensible description of current and future therapies for solid organ replacement. It is unique in that it encompasses all solid organs and compiles a great deal of research. It will serve as a valuable reference for all those involved in the evolution of transplantation." Rating: 4 Stars--Organ Transplantation review on Doody.com, January 24, 2014