Targeted Nanotherapies for the Treatment of Surgical Diseases.

  title={Targeted Nanotherapies for the Treatment of Surgical Diseases.},
  author={Courtney Morgan and Molly A. Wasserman and Melina R Kibbe},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={263 5},
OBJECTIVE To describe the components of targeted nanotherapeutics and to review their applications in the treatment of surgical diseases. BACKGROUND Targeted nanotherapeutic is a novel strategy for treating a variety of diseases and is an emerging technology that offers advantages over current treatment strategies. The nanoscale size, combined with the ability to surface functionalize the delivery vehicle to enable targeting and incorporate a therapeutic payload, provides a new and innovative… CONTINUE READING