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Nanotechnology for treating osteoporotic vertebral fractures

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, August 2015
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Title
Nanotechnology for treating osteoporotic vertebral fractures
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s85037
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Authors

Lei Yang, Chunxia Gao, Donglei Wei, Huilin Yang, Tao Chen

Abstract

Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem affecting hundreds of millions of aged people worldwide, with severe consequences including vertebral fractures that are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. To augment or treat osteoporotic vertebral fractures, a number of surgical approaches including minimally invasive vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty have been developed. However, these approaches face problems and difficulties with efficacy and long-term stability. Recent advances and progress in nanotechnology are opening up new opportunities to improve the surgical procedures for treating osteoporotic vertebral fractures. This article reviews the improvements enabled by new nanomaterials and focuses on new injectable biomaterials like bone cements and surgical instruments for treating vertebral fractures. This article also provides an introduction to osteoporotic vertebral fractures and current clinical treatments, along with the rationale and efficacy of utilizing nanomaterials to modify and improve biomaterials or instruments. In addition, perspectives on future trends with injectable bone cements and surgical instruments enhanced by nanotechnology are provided.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 46 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 17%
Other 8 17%
Student > Bachelor 7 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 15%
Researcher 4 9%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 4 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 24%
Engineering 9 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 15%
Materials Science 4 9%
Chemistry 4 9%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 7 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 August 2015.
All research outputs
#2,723,554
of 5,482,709 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#533
of 1,455 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#94,892
of 192,038 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#70
of 148 outputs
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