© 2003 – CRC Press
416 pages | 21 Color Illus. | 42 B/W Illus.
New biological techniques and a revival of interest in both acute and chronic wound healing have led to an enormously improved understanding of the cellular and chemical complexities of the healing process. Exciting developments in the evolution of epidermal biology are creating new opportunities for research and clinical applications in wound healing.
Edited by an expert team of researchers and clinicians, The Epidermis in Wound Healing combines current information with the latest research results to provide a complete picture of the most recent advances in the field. The book focuses on biological advances that improve knowledge and stimulate development in wound therapy. The chapter authors address quantifying repair in the epidermis, biological and clinical elements of wound healing, state-of-the-art approaches to understanding and treating wounds, and gene therapy during wound repair. A discussion on the underlying chemistry of acute and chronic healing describes the special challenges presented by chronic wounds.
Featuring the most up-to-date information available, the book chronicles the progress and practices in the field of wound therapy over the past 30 years. This reference will be an essential tool in the generation of innovations and applications in epidermal biology.
CELLULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL ISSUES
Human Skin Equivalent Models of Epidermal Wound Healing: Tissue Fabrication and Biological Implications , Jonathan A. Garlick
Epidermal Repair and the Chronic Wound, Marjana Tomic-Canic, Magnus S. Agren, and Oscar M. Alvarez
The Biochemistry of Epidermal Healing, Patricia A. Hebda and Vlad C. Sandulache
LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND HEALING
Moist Wound Healing From Past to Present, Laura L. Bolton
Occlusive and Semipermeable Membranes, Hongbo Zhai and Howard I. Maibach
QUANTIFYING REPAIR IN THE EPIDERMIS
Human and Swine Models of Epidermal Wound Healing, Jill
Bigelman and Patricia M. Mertz
Non-Invasive Physical Measurements of Wound Healing, Marco Romanelli, Diego Mastronicola, and Giovanni Gaggio
Micro Wound Healing Models, Hongbo Zhai and Howard I. Maibach
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL FACTORS AFFECTING REPAIR
Wound Microbiology and the Use of Antibacterial Agents, Robert S. Kirsner, Lucy K. Martin, and Anna Drosou
Oxygen and Skin Wound Healing, Thomas K. Hunt
Nutrition and Wound Healing, Robert H. Demling
Wound Dressings, Stephen Thomas
NEW APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING WOUNDS
Gene Therapy of Wounds, Jeffrey M. Davidson
Wound Bed Preparation, Kevin Donohue, Holly Rausch, and Vincent Falanga
Gene Transfer of Growth Factors for Wound Repair, Jan Jeroen Vranckx, Feng Yao, and Elof Eriksson
Autologous Skin Transplantation, Tor Svensjo and Elof Eriksson
Retinoids and the Epidermis, Stephen Mandy, Leslie Baumann, and Monica Halem
Optimizing Epidermal Regeneration in Facial Skin Following Aesthetic Procedures, Greg Skover, James M. Spencer, and Mitchel P. Goldman
Active Treatments for Acute and Chronic Wounds, Carlos A. Charles and William H. Eaglstein