Editors: Md. Abul Barkat, Sarwar Beg, Farhan Jalees Ahmad

Nanotechnology Driven Herbal Medicine for Burns: From Concept to Application

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ISBN: 978-981-5039-60-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5039-59-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898150395971210101

Introduction

Burns can cause life-threatening injury and the lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitations required in burn therapy lead to higher healthcare costs. The risk of infection has also been one of the important concerns of burn wound management. The purpose of the burn wound care management is speedy wound healing and epithelization to limit the infection. The topical application of therapeutic agents is quintessential for the longevity of patients having significant burns.

In recent times, research on herbal medicine for burn wound management has been vastly increased because of their safer toxicological profiles in contrast to synthetic medicines. Despite the promising therapeutic potential of herbal medicines in this area, herbal medications have some limitations which include low pharmacological activity, solubility and stability. Nanotechnology-based smart drug delivery approaches which involve the use of small molecules as nanocarriers, however, can help to overcome these biopharmaceutical challenges.

This book provides an overview of plant-mediated metallic nanoparticulate systems and nanophytomedicine based therapeutic treatment modalities for burn wound lesions. Nine chapters deliver updated information about nanomedicines for burn wound therapy. Contributions are written by experts in nanomedicine and phytomedicine and collectively cover the pathophysiology of wound lesions, current and future outlook of nanomedicine based treatments for burn wound lesions, the role of biocompatible nanomaterials in burn wound management, plant-mediated synthesis of metal nanoparticles for treating burn wound sepsis, phytomedicine based nanoformulations and the phyto-informatics models involved in the wound healing process which are used to select appropriate nanotherapeutic agents.

This reference serves as an accessible source of information on the topic of nanomedicine for burn treatments for all healthcare professionals (medical doctors, nurses, students trainees) and researchers in allied fields (pharmacology, phytomedicine) who are interested in this area of medicine.

Audience: Medical doctors, nurses, post graduate medical and pharmacy students, academicians and industrial scientists working in the domain of nanomedicne based herbal formulation for burn wound management.

Foreword

It gives me immense pleasure to write this foreword for the book titled Nanotechnology driven Herbal Medicine For Burns: From Concept to Application. At the onset, I compliment and congratulate the editors and authors of the book for their voluminous compilations on the aforementioned title. I have gone through the chapters contributed to the book by internationally acclaimed authors and researchers having expertise in nanotechnology and nanomedicines for topical drug delivery applications. The chapters have been very aptly selected, thus well justifying the theme of the book in general. Overall, the book can be considered as an updated and extensive compilation of the Nanotechnology-driven perspectives in phytomedicines for burn injuries treatment. The first chapter of this book looks at issues of burn wound pathogenesis, infections and currently available therapies, advancement in burn wound management. The other chapters highlight the importance of phytotherapeutics-based metallic and non-metallic nanoparticles for burn wound management.

Applications of phyto-based nanotherapeutics to address the issues of targeted therapy for burn wound infections is a novel area in medical research, which makes this book a valuable textual repertoire along with updated bibliography of references are the unique selling features of the book. In my opinion, this book would be of immense use not only to pharmaceutical scientists but also for physicians and clinicians who may like to get a better understanding of phytonanomedicine applications in burn wound management.

Overall, this compilation represents a wonderful treatise based on expert experience with a clear bearing on phytonanomedicine applications in burn therapy. In the end, I wish the editors all the very best of their efforts for a successful completion of the book and anticipate their activeness in bringing more such assignments in the near future.

Prof. Om Prakash Katare
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Punjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, 160 014,
India

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