Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Books » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Executive Departments of the US Government: Current Issues and Challenges
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Biomaterials in Blood-Contacting Devices: Complications and Solutions
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
Biomaterials in Blood-Contacting Devices: Complications and Solutions
Retail Price: $69.00
10% Online Discount
You Pay:

Authors: Meng-Jiy Wang (Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology) and Wei-Bor Tsai (Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University) 
Book Description:
All blood-contacting medical devices in use today are subjected to some degree poorer blood compatibility than the native artery. Hemostatic mechanism, arresting bleeding from injured blood vessels, induces platelet adhesion and activation onto artificial biomaterials, which leads to undesirable outcomes such as blood clotting at the site of the implant, continual shedding of thrombi, and depletion of platelets from the blood stream. Such complications have hampered the clinical success of blood contacting devices, limiting the patent of small-diameter vascular grafts and making necessary the use of anticoagulants in patients undergoing extracorporeal bypass or synthetic heart valve implantation. Therefore, development of non-thrombogenic biomaterials is in great need for blood contacting devices. The current approaches mainly focus on surface modifications with biological anticoagulants such as heparin, or anti-fouling molecules like poly(ethylene oxide). In this review, the authors first introduce the blood components involved in hemostasis and thrombosis, followed by the common biomaterials applied in blood-contacting devices. Next, the complications induced by the interactions between blood and biomaterials are briefly addressed. Finally, the commonly used techniques for improving biomaterials’ hemocompatibility are expatiated.

We’ve partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to make it easy for you to request permissions to reuse Nova content.
For more information, click here or click the "Get Permission" button below to link directly to this book on Copyright Clearance Center's website.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Introduction, pp. 1-2

Chapter 2. Blood Components Involved in Hemostasis and Thrombosis, pp. 3-12

Chapter 3. Blood-contacting Devices and Materials, pp. 13-20

Chapter 4. Blood-Materials Interactions, pp. 21-25

Chapter 5. Surface Modification for Improving Blood Compatibility, pp. 27-43

Chapter 6. Conclusion, pp. 45


      Biomaterials - Properties, Production and Devices
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-784-7
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
Customers who bought this product also purchased

Health Issues in Chinese Contexts, Volume 3
Appetite and Nutritional Assessment
Appetite and Nutritional Assessment
Solar Energy Technologies: From Research to Deployment
Solar Energy Technologies: From Research to Deployment
Molecular and Organic Electronics Devices
Molecular and Organic Electronics Devices
Focus on Climate Change and Health
Focus on Climate Change and Health
Influence of the Solvents on Some Radical Reactions
Influence of the Solvents on Some Radical Reactions
Special Focus Titles
01.Flavonoids in the Fight against Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
02.Resilience and Health: A Potent Dynamic
03.Alpha Lipoic Acid: New Perspectives and Clinical Use in Obstetrics and Gynecology
04.Advances in Psychobiology
05.Biodiversity in Time and Space
06.Multifaceted Autoethnography: Theoretical Advancements, Practical Considerations and Field Illustrations
07.Islam and Muslims in Europe
08.Violence Against Women in the 21st Century: Challenges and Future Directions
09.Challenges and Opportunities for Eurozone Governance
10.Flour: Production, Varieties and Nutrition
11.Liquid Metals: From Atomistic Potentials to Properties, Shock Compression, Earth's Core and Nanoclusters
12.Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs): Food Sources, Health Effects and Significance in Biochemistry

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2018

Biomaterials in Blood-Contacting Devices: Complications and Solutions