Offering a comprehensive review of the field from basic scientific concepts to assessment and treatment strategies, this reference provides an excellent understanding of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and prevention of acute and chronic wounds-analyzing the latest research from some of the most experienced clinicians and scientists in the field, as well as promising therapies for wound evaluation and care.
Table of Contents
Historical Aspects of Wound Healing. Fetal Wound Repair. Cellular and Molecular Regulation of Wound Healing. Extracellular Matrix and Wound Healing. Matrix Metalloproteinases. Approach to Diagnosis of a Patient with a Lower Extremity Ulcer. Wound Microbiology and the Use of Antibacterial Agents. Venous Ulcers: Pathophysiology and Epidemiology. Venous Ulcers: Clinical Presentation and Differential Diagnosis. Peripheral Vascular Disease. Ulceration Due to Arterial Occlusion. Pressure Ulcers: Pathophysiology and Epidemiology. Treatment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers. Diabetic Foot and Ulceration: Pathophysiology and Epidemiology. Treatment and Prevention of the Diabetic Foot Wound. Skin Changes and Wound Care after Radiation Injury. Calciphylaxis. Burn Wounds: Pathogenesis and Treatment. Pyoderma Gangrenosum. Cutaneous Vasculitis. Vasculopathy. Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. Lymphedema and Wounds. Pathology of Skin Ulcers. Would Healing and Immunosuppresed Patients. Wounds in Children. Genetic Diseases Associated with Ulceration of the Skin. Wound Preparation and Debridement. Compression Therapy. Pearls of Compression. Electrical Stimulation. Lasers and Wound Healing. Growth Factor Therapy to Aid Wound Healing. Vacuum-Assisted Closure of Wounds. Pressure Offloading in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Skin Grafting: Surgical Techniques. Cultured Skin Substitutes. Oxygen and Wound Healing. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. The Art and Science of Wound Dressings in the Twenty-First Century. Topical Treatments of Wound Infection. Systemic Therapies in Wound Healing. Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars. Pain Management. Nutrition and Wound Healing. Physical Agents in Wound Repair. Tissue Adhesives: Advances in Wound Therapies. Cutaneous Wound Healing Models in Swine. Human Models in Wound Healing Research
Anna F. Falabella, Robert S. Kirsner