The entire range of hyaluronan progress is covered in depth by the more than 135 individual papers:
Structural elucidation and basic chemistry
Electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy
Production, purification and characterisation
Quality in production systems
Derivatives and properties
Free radical modification
Interaction with water and solution properties
Control and regulation of HA synthases
Cell surface chemistry
HA cell receptors and cell signalling
Interaction with proteins and other biological ligands
Effects on pain receptors
Role in organisation of extracellular matrix
Role in development (embryogenesis): cell movement/migration
Uses in cartilage and wound repair
Wound regenerative healing
Surgery and tissue engineering
Viscosupplementation / osteoarthritis
Viscoaugmentation and viscoprotection
Brug delivery systems
Binding onto tumour cells and metastasesOutlines the proceedings of the landmark conference which focused on key developments and applications in the use of hyaluronan in tissue repair and reconstruction, among other usesThe entire range of hyaluronan processes is dealt with in depth by more than 135 individual papers presented in two volumesCovers analytical chemistry, chemical modification, physical characterisation, cell biology and medical applications
The first edition of Handbook of Hydrocolloids provided professionals in the food industry with relevant practical information about the range of hydrocolloid ingredients readily and at the same time authoritatively. It was exceptionally well received and has subsequently been used as the substantive reference on these food ingredients. Extensively revised and expanded and containing eight new chapters, this major new edition strengthens that reputation.
Edited by two leading international authorities in the field, the second edition reviews over twenty-five hydrocolloids, covering structure and properties, processing, functionality, applications and regulatory status. Since there is now greater emphasis on the protein hydrocolloids, new chapters on vegetable proteins and egg protein have been added. Coverage of microbial polysaccharides has also been increased and the developing role of the exudate gums recognised, with a new chapter on Gum Ghatti. Protein-polysaccharide complexes are finding increased application in food products and a new chapter on this topic as been added. Two additional chapters reviewing the role of hydrocolloids in emulsification and their role as dietary fibre and subsequent health benefits are also included.
The second edition of Handbook of hydrocolloids is an essential reference for post-graduate students, research scientists and food manufacturers.Extensively revised and expanded second edition edited by two leading international authoritiesProvides an introduction to food hydrocolliods considering regulatory aspects and thickening characteristicsComprehensively examines the manufacture, structure, function and applications of over twenty five hydrocolloids
The introductory chapter provides an overview of proteins and their uses in foods. The following chapters each focus on a particular protein ingredient or group of ingredients covering their origins, production, properties and applications. The proteins discussed are caseins, whey proteins, gelatin and other meat-derived protein ingredients, seafood proteins, egg proteins, soy proteins, pea and other legume proteins, mycoprotein, wheat gluten, canola and other oilseed proteins, algal proteins and potato protein. A chapter on texturised vegetable proteins completes the volume. Innovative products and potential methods for improving nutrition and diet using these proteins are described.
With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors Handbook of food proteins is an invaluable reference tool for professionals using food protein ingredients for both food and other applications.An authoritative overview of the characteristics, functionalities and applications of different proteins of importance to the food industryChapters each focus on a particular protein ingredient or group of ingredientsInnovative products and potential methods for improving nutrition and diet using proteins is also described
There have been considerable changes in the nature of the fibers being produced, the production methods and in consumers' values and expectations. Since 1990, the march of high-tech fibers has continued, with an ever increasing sub-division to meet specialised applications, as in high performance, high-function and high-sense fibers.
New research and development has produced fibers with high tenacity and modulus to give the super-fibers now used as industrial materials. The more aesthetic and comfortable modern lifestyle has given rise to improved Shin-gosen and it is this springboard that leads on to 'fibers for the next millennium', the subject of a new chapter. Another new chapter examines the resurgence of synthetic cellulosics since 1990, in particular the various solvent-spun fibers of the Lyocell and Tencell families.
New millennium fibers describes and identifies the scope of high-tech fibers. The present status and prospects of the fiber/textile technology are discussed and the high performance fibers are reviewed from origin to future applications, including carbon fiber.The themes of the book are summarised with a discussion on health care and the environment.
As the 21st century progresses fibers will enter into more novel and unexpected applications. We are approaching the age of the wearable computer and organic electroluminescence wearable displays. New potential is open in the fields of car and aerospace industry, civil engineering, separation membranes using hollow fibers for artificial organs, biodegradable fiber for ecological conservation and fibers with biological functions.
New millennium fibers explores the exciting roles that fibers will play in the future and will be an essential book for all of those in the textile and fashion industry involved in fiber development or use.Keep up to date with the advances in fiber scienceExplores new and exciting developments in fiber technologyIncludes applications of new millennium fibers
It deals with natural and synthetic polymer materials such as gels, fibres, pulp and paper, films, foams, blends and composites and shows how environmental compatibility such as biodegradability and recyclability can be developed by utilising natural polymers such as polysaccharides and polyphenols.Based on the proceedings of the eleventh international Cellucon conference held in Tsukuba, JapanOffers a comprehensive overview of important research undertaken into all aspects of environmentally compatible polymersDeals with natural and synthetic polymer materials such as gels, fibres, pulp and paper, films, foams, blends and composites
The essential feature in establishing confidence in the quality and safety of allografts is the manufacturing quality system utilised. This volume describes the most recent approach to good manufacturing control.
Throughout the world, the old cottage approach to tissue banking is being abandoned, mainly due to the insistence by regulatory authorities that the procedures should be standardised and rigorous infection control applied. The experience in a number of countries is described in this volume, giving the reader quick access to developments in Argentina, Finland, Indonesia, Scotland and France. These represent a geographical and cultural spread of the developments.
A balance needs to be struck between the use of allografts and of bone substitutes, depending on the clinical condition and the availability of grafts in a particular situation. The subject areas — such as mandibular reconstruction, spinal surgery, surgery and reconstruction of bone tumours and acetabular revision — covered in this volume demonstrate the universality of this technique. The use of allografts for the repair of knee ligaments has been and remains a controversial subject. The contributions on this subject will surely be an important and positive addition to this debate.Contents:Quality Management Systems in Tissue BankingInternational Tissue Banking:Radiation Sterilisation and the Surgical Use of Bone Allografts in ArgentinaBone Banking and Clinical Use of Allograft Bone in FinlandFrench National Tissue Banking ActivityThe Development of Tissue Banks in IndonesiaTissue Banking in ScotlandAllografts and Bone Substitutes in Orthopaedics and Manibular Reconstruction:Mandibular Reconstruction Using Bone AllograftsUse of Allografts in Spinal Surgery in SingaporeApplication of Allografts in Orthopaedic SurgeryNon-Cemented Acetabular Revision: Large Defects Filled with Morselised Bone Transplant Give Poor ResultsVascularised Fibula in Tumour ReconstructionAllografts in the Knee:Allografts in Knee Ligament Surgery: PCL Reconstruction by Means of Bifasciculated Achilles Tendon AllograftAnterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Fresh-Frozen Patella Tendon. Two Years Minimum Follow-UpAllograft Prosthetic Composites:Allograft Prosthetic Composite Reconstructions in Revision Hip and Knee ArthroplastiesThe Use of Allograft Prosthetic Composite (APC) in the Proximal Tibia After Bone Tumour ResectionStandards for Musculo-Skeletal Tissue Banking
Readership: Tissue bankers, orthopaedic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, transplant coordinators, health regulators and users of tissues in other medical specialities.
Keywords:Quality Management;Allografts;Bone Substitutes;Allograft Ligament Reconstruction;Anterior Cruciate Ligament;Posterior Ligament;Allograft-Prosthetic Composites;Standards, Tissue Banking;Musculo-Skeletal Tissue Banking;International Tissue Banking;Argentina, Finland, France, Indonesia, Scotland;Tissue Grafts;Transplantation;Allografts;Bone;Substitutes;Composites;Knee;Prosthesis;Quality
Medical textiles and biomaterials for healthcare is a culmination of the worldwide research into medical textiles and biomaterials. It is divided into eight parts covering the main areas of basic biomaterials, healthcare and hygiene products, infection control and barrier materials, bandaging and pressure garments, woundcare materials, implantable and medical devices and smart technologies. Each part contains a comprehensive overview written by leading experts in the area. The overviews are then followed by a selection of the best papers from the 2003 MEDTEX Conference, hosted by the University of Bolton. It has been extensively edited to produce what is expected to be the leading reference on this subject.Discusses worldwide research into medical textiles and biomaterialsInvaluable reference for this developing area of technical textilesA selection of the best papers from the 2003 MEDTEX Conference, hosted by University of Bolton are included
The book is of particular importance, in that it has been written in memory of Kenneth W Sell, MD, PhD, a pioneer and promulgator of tissue banking and transplantation. Many of the physicians, surgeons and scientists who trained under his leadership have gone on to distinguish themselves in the various aspects of transplantation. Many of them have contributed to this book, exemplifying the diversity of Dr Sell's contributions to tissue banking and transplantation.
Contents:The Contribution of Kenneth W Sell to the Progress of Tissue Banking:Kenneth W Sell — Reflections on a Successful LifeBrief History of the United States Navy Tissue Bank and Transplantation Programme. Captain Kenneth Sells's Living LegacyAmerican Association of Tissue Banks — The Present and FutureProgress in Blood Transfusion and Marrow Transplantation:The Red Blood Cell Transfusion TriggerMarrow Transplantation from Donors Unrelated to Patients: The Role of the Department of DefenseMarrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell TransplantationImmunological Developments in Support of Orthopaedic Surgery:Cardiac Myocytes as Rare Targets of Cell-Mediated Immune ResponsesImmunobiology of Bone Allografts: Current KnowledgeCryopreservation of Organs and Tissue:Surgical Reconstruction of Allograft: Cryopreservation of Tissues and OrgansA Twenty-Year Experience with Hypothermic Pulsatile Perfusion as the Primary Mode of Renal PreservationPreservation of Chondrocyte Viability During Long-Term Refrigerated Storage of Osteochondral AllograftsThe Effects of Cryopreservation and Irradiation on Human Patellar Tendon AllograftsOsseous and Osteochondral Transplantation:Long Term Results of Allograft Replacement in the Management of Bone Tumours: A RetrospectionLong Term Results of Fresh Osteochondral Allografts for Osteochondral Defects of the Knee Secondary to Trauma or Osteochondritis DissecansThe Contribution of Tissue Banking in Cardiovascular Surgery and Neurosurgery:Neurosurgical Applications of Allogeneic TissueCardiovascular Tissue TransplantationBanking and Clinical Use of Human Skin, Biological Membranes and Acellular Dermis:Human Skin Banking: Past, Present and FutureBiological Skin Cover: Banking and ApplicationEvaluation of Collagen Membranes as Biological DressingsExperience in the Use of Foetal Membranes for the Treatment of Burns and Other Skin DefectsAcellular Human Dermis for In Vitro and In Vivo Skin Grafting
Readership: Orthopaedic surgeons, general surgeons, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, transplant surgeons, cryobiologists, health regulators, tissue bankers, burn specialists and students.
Keywords:Tissue;Grafts;Blood;Transfusion;Immunology;Cryopreservation Organ;Transplantation;Neurosurgery;Cardiovascular Surgery;Tumours;Marrow Transplantation;Osseous Transplantation;Osteochondral Transplantation;Tissue Banking;Use of Skin;Amnion;Acellular DermisReviews:
“… is a fundamental work for specialists in tissue banking as well as for doctors engaged in surgical and non-surgical disciplines. It is beyond doubt a great contribution to this sphere of knowledge and the authors deserve due appreciation.”ACTA Chirugiae Plasticae
“… This book, or more correctly this series, is highly recommended to all practitioners, nurses, scientists and administrators in the field of tissue banking … This series should be on the shelf of every tissue bank in addition to their books of procedures and references.”Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Contents:Donor Evaluation and Tissue Contamination:Evaluation of a Suitable Donor with Primary Tumours of the Central Nervous SystemPositive Donor Cornea Rim Cultures in Eye Banking: Risk Factors and Clinical Significance — A ReviewBacterial Contamination of Post-Mortal Bone AllograftsBone Allografts:The Use of Freeze-Dried Mineralised and Demineralised BoneOsteoarticular Allografts and Megaprostheses Reconstruction in Bone Tumour SurgeryBiology of Demineralised Bone and Its Clinical UseClinical Effectiveness of Demineralised Bone Matrix Assayed in Human Cell CultureProcessing Factors Contributing to Production of Maximally Osteoinductive Demineralised Ground Bone for Use in Orthopaedic or Peridontal ApplicationsAllograft and Replacement Skin:The Use of Allogeneic Skin in BurnsExpanding the Use of Allograft Skin: The Properties and Use of Acellular Dermal MatrixImmunological Responses to Tissue Grafts and Tissue ImplantsHeart Valves:A Review of New Developments in Heart Valve Processing and ImplantationImmunogenicity and Fate of Cryopreserved Allograft (Homograft) ValvesProcessing and Sterilisation:Quality System for the Radiation Sterilisation of Tissue AllograftsSurgical Femoral Head Allograft Processing System Using Moderate HeatA New Biomaterial Allograft: Hylan:A New Biomaterial Tissue Allograft: Hylan, a Hyaluronan DerivativeTissue Banking in the Asia-Pacific Region
Readership: Orthopaedic surgeons, general surgeons, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, transplant surgeons, cryobiologists, health regulators, tissue bankers and burn specialists.
Keywords:Tissue;Grafts;Bone;Allografts;Skin;Biomaterials;Transplantation;Donors;Radiation;Sterilisation;Donor Evaluation;Clinical Application;Bone Allografts;Freeze-Dried Bone Allografts;Demineralised Bone Allografts;Osteoarticular Allografts;Orthopaedic Applications;Periodontal Applications;Allograft Skin;Cryopreserved Allograft Heart Valves;Radiation Sterilisation;Tissue Banking;Asia Pacific Region;Asia Pacific Association of Surgical Tissue Banking;International Atomic Energy Agency;Hong Kong;Japan;Bangladesh;Reviews:
“This volume of Advances in Tissue Banking is well presented and will provide valuable reading and teaching material for the group of professionals to whom it is aimed, primarily tissue bank production staff and the users of the clinical products.”Cryobiology