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Pulmonary Nanomedicine: Diagnostics, Imaging, and Therapeutics

2012 Edition, August 6, 2012

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ISBN: 978-981-4316-48-4
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  • Revision: 2012 Edition, August 6, 2012
  • Published Date: August 6, 2012
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 308
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Nanotechnology has revolutionized medicine over the past decade. The unique physicochemical characteristics of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) enable novel therapeutic and diagnostic (theranostic) applications, particularly in pulmonary diseases. The research over the past decade has provided insights into biological properties and application of NPs in pulmonary medicine.

This book provides a comprehensive review on the pulmonary applications of NPs and aims to enlighten the readers about novel nano-based theranostic strategies for treating pulmonary disorders. Each chapter discusses strategies to overcome the technological and disease-specific pathophysiological barriers to develop novel nanobased diagnostics, imaging, and therapeutic tools for treatment of various airway diseases.

In summary, the book is focused on emerging cutting-edge applications of nanotechnology in pulmonary medicine and aims to synchronize the efforts of pulmonary biologists, nano-chemists, and clinicians to develop novel nano-based theranostic systems for treatment of airway diseases.

This book has been compiled with the goal to serve both academic institutions and industry for education, training, and research. It is written to educate graduate and postgraduate students on emerging theranostic applications of ENPs in treating various pulmonary diseases. It will also serve as a guide for both clinicians and researchers in developing novel theranostics while closely monitoring the health effects of next-generation ENPs.

Overall, this is a wikipidea of pulmonary nanomedicine that discusses the scope of both current and future nanotechnologies for pulmonary applications.