The Role of Platelets in Blood-Biomaterial Interactions

Medicine and engineering work together towards solutions for biomedical problems. The interactions of blood elements with artificial materials (bags, tubes, artificial organs, etc.) require many disciplines for its understanding. Thus the effort presented in this book is the culmination of a genuine...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Missirlis, E. (Editor), Wautier, J-L. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1993, 1993
Edition:1st ed. 1993
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Molecular Basis for Platelet Interactions with Biomaterials
  • 1. Ultrastructure of platelets and platelet-surface interactions
  • 2. Structure and function of platelet membrane glycoproteins
  • 3. Platelet immunology: allo-antigens, transfusion
  • 4. Pharmacology of platelets
  • Two: Platelet Surface Interactions — Cellular and Rheological Aspects
  • 5. The role of hemodynamics on the cellular responses
  • 6. Platelet adhesion to surfaces
  • 7. Role of thrombin in platelet-biomaterial interactions
  • 8. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes modulate platelet function
  • Three: Discussion Chapters
  • 9. Platelet collection, storage and transfusion
  • 10. Platelet: haemostasis and anticoagulation
  • 11. Platelet and biomaterials, extracorporeal circulation and implanted materials
  • 12. Hemorheological parameters
  • 13. Modulation of platelet functions
  • 14. Biological tests for evaluating platelet biomaterial interaction
  • Index of names
  • Index of subjects