This book provides an in-depth view on engineered nanomaterials (ENM) pulmonary effects and familiarizes readers with unique aspects of nanomaterial application and research, such as the effects of physicochemical properties on cellular uptake and toxicity. It focuses on the diagnostic and therapeutic utilities of nanomaterials in different lung diseases. The book discusses the novel applications of nanotechnology for the treatment of airway diseases such as asthma, allergy, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, cystic fibrosis, and lung cancer. It also discusses the strategies to overcome the pathophysiological and technical barriers as an attempt to synchronize the efforts of pulmonary biologists, chemists and clinicians to develop novel nano-based diagnostics, imaging, and therapeutics tools for airway diseases.
- Discusses cutting edge applications of nanomedicine in airway diseases
- Presents a perspective on emerging nanotechnology tools in pulmonary medicine — with focus on both present and future technologies
- Describes unique characteristics of engineered nanomaterials with regard to their biological effects on respiratory system.
Table of Contents
- Theranostic Applications of Nanotechnology in Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases.
- Multifunctional Tumor Targeted Nanoparticles for Lung Cancer.
- Nasal and Pulmonary Delivery of Macromolecules to Treat Respiratory and Non-Respiratory Diseases.
- In vitro and in vivo Diagnosis of Pulmonary Disorders using Nanotechnology.
- Nanoparticles for Targeting T Cells in Allergy and Inflammatory Airway Conditions.
- Multifunctional Chitosan Nanoparticles for Asthma.
- Targeted Felivery to Pulmonary Endothelium.
- Nano-Systems for Selective Epithelial Barrier Targeting in Chronic Airway Diseases.
- Health Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials in Pre-Existing Lung Disease.