Horizons in clinical nanomedicine by Varvara Karagkiozaki, Stergios Logothetidis

By Varvara Karagkiozaki, Stergios Logothetidis

Nanomedicine—the software of nanotechnology to well-being sciences—has the aptitude to handle many vital clinical difficulties by means of exploiting the complex physicochemical features of nanostructured fabrics and units. it could revolutionize traditional drugs through supplying state-of-the-art advancements within the tactics of diagnosing, treating, and combating illnesses, accidents, or genetic issues. therefore, scientific nanomedicine holds promise to maintain and enhance human health.

This publication presents a complete evaluation at the leading edge advancements of nanotechnology in quite a few domain names of scientific drugs, corresponding to cardiology, oncology, pharmacology, immunology, dermatology, virology, hematology, orthopedics, embryology and congenital defects, dentistry, and tissue engineering. It additionally broadly discusses the toxicology facets of engineered nanomaterials.

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4 New drug-delivery nanomedicine approaches can improve the efficacy Understanding of Atherosclerosis and safety of existing approved medicines and can lead to the development and approval of new drugs with inherent properties. Such advances in particle-based drug delivery will significantly affect the lives of patients afflicted with a variety of diseases such as CVD. 2 Understanding of Atherosclerosis A better understanding of the atherosclerosis process and the factors that affect the plaque vulnerability enables the development of nanotechnology enabled practical tools that may aid patient management.

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99 A more extensive approach on the toxicology aspects of specific nanoparticles is given in Chapter 12. 7 Conclusions Nanotechnology, undoubtedly, has the potential to revolutionise conventional medicine. Nanocarriers are entities that can contribute 29 30 Introduction in Clinical Nanomedicine to therapy, imaging and early diagnosis of various diseases. For example, rapid and portable diagnostics, multifunctional drug delivery systems, and biodegradable polymeric scaffolds for tissue regeneration are some paradigms of the possibilities that nanomedicine offers.

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