Novel Approach for Designing Supportive Care in Genetic Disorders of Gastrointestinal Tract: Three-Dimensional Polymer Model of Nutritional Therapies in Cystic Fibrosis, Ulcerative Colitis, and Crohn`s Disease
Received Date: Jul 04, 2014 / Accepted Date: Jul 23, 2014 / Published Date: Jul 25, 2014
Background: Inflammatory diseases such as; crohn`s disease and ulcerative colitis are responsible for the malnutrition of the patients. These patients due to structural damage within the gastrointestinal tract do not absorb nutrients. Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease where the viscosity of mucus induces organ deficiency and nutrition malnutrition.
Materials and Methods: A novel polymer tube was constructed in order to evaluate the rheology of different types of nutrients. Results: The current 3D model simulates both light and severe disease with the different types of “traps” that have been constructed within it.
Conclusion: Modification of the different nutrients will elicit the proper future modifications that the industry should make for the patients with these underlying diseases.
Keywords: Cystic Fibrosis; Crohn`s Disease; Ulcerative Colitis; Nutrition model; Bioengineering; Biotechnology
Citation: Zarogoulidis P, Kioumis I, Tsiouda T, Pezirkianidis N, Ritzoulis C (2014) Novel Approach for Designing Supportive Care in Genetic Disorders of Gastrointestinal Tract: Three-Dimensional Polymer Model of Nutritional Therapies in Cystic Fibrosis, Ulcerative Colitis, and Crohn`s Disease. J Nanomedine Biotherapeutic Discov 4: 128. Doi: 10.4172/2155-983X.1000128
Copyright: © 2014 Zarogoulidis P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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