Special Issue "Advancements and Challenges of Intrapleural and Peritoneal Drug Delivery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 April 2024 | Viewed by 1534
Interests: pleural and peritoneal surface malignancies; experimental pharmacology; experimental surgery; epidemiology; nanotechnology
Interests: peritoneal surface malignances; experimental pharmacology; molecular biology of cancer
Clinically, intracavitary drug delivery systems are gaining more relevance every year. Due to their broad application in a wide range of indications, new and improved concepts are constantly presented and reviewed. These include the management of patients with pleural and peritoneal cancer, malignant effusions, peritonitis, pleuritis or even intraperitoneal dialyses. Significantly, for physicians, these diseases are among the most challenging to treat. For intraperitoneal applications targeting carcinomas, there is a wide range of concepts, including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), Pressurized intraperitoneal chemotherapy (PIPAC), Hyperthermic Nano Aerosol therapy (HINAT), Foam-based intraperitoneal chemotherapy (FBIC) and Gas-based intraperitoneal hyperthermia (GIH) and locoregional nanochemotherapy.
Nevertheless, these applications consist of fundamental theories and concepts which may extend to various other body cavities (i.e., the pleural cavity). However, they may also show efficacy in other clinical indications such as intraperitoneal dialyses, peritonitis, pleuritis and the management of malignant pleural effusions. This special edition includes basic as well as advanced concepts of intraperitoneal and pleural drug delivery and covers new developments and management of intraperitoneal and pleural applications.
We especially welcome original articles, case reports and short commentaries on:
- Peritoneal and pleural drug delivery
- Concepts of drug delivery (intracavitary)
- Pharmacological and molecular biological studies with regard to pleural and peritoneal cavity
- Clinical studies and animal experiments
- Electron microscopy studies on drug particles for intracavitary delivery
- Applications related to intraperitoneal and pleural treatments pharmacological and toxicological studies
Dr. Veria Khosrawipour
Dr. Agata Mikolajczyk-Martinez
Dr. Tanja Khosrawipour
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- peritoneal and pleural malignancies
- intraperitoneal and pleural drug delivery
- peritoneal dialyses
- peritonitis, pleuritis
- hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
- surface applications
- colorectal cancer
- ovarian cancer