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Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Lower Extremity Ulcers, Antimicrobials, Wound Assessment, Care, Measurement and Repair

Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Lower Extremity Ulcers, Antimicrobials, Wound Assessment, Care, Measurement and Repair

by Melvin A. Shiffman, Mervin LowMelvin A. Shiffman


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This book introduces readers to the latest developments regarding pressure injury wounds, diabetic wounds, and negative pressure wound therapy. The first part exclusively deals with wounds from pressure ulcers, describing in detail their prevention, classification, and treatment. In turn, chapters addressing diabetic wounds form the middle part of the book. Here, the authors provide guidance on the medication and treatment (e.g. stem cells, laser) of patients suffering from this disease. The book’s last part, which focuses on negative pressure wound therapy, addresses all major aspects of this approach, reflecting the latest research. Illustrated with a wealth of high-quality pictures throughout, the book offers a unique resource for both beginners and experienced plastic surgeons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030107154
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 01/22/2020
Series: Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds , #5
Edition description: 1st ed. 2020
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 1,178,030
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Melvin A. Shiffman, MD, JD, FCLM, received his MD from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1957 and completed his residency in general surgery in 1964 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, California. Since then he has been continuously involved in oncologic surgery, reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery. In 2002, Dr. Shiffman became Chair of the Section of Surgery at Tustin Hospital and Medical Center and in 2009-10 he served as President of the American College of Legal Medicine. He is Editor Emeritus of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, a member of the Scientific Committee of the American Journal of Aesthetic Medicine, and an examiner for the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a former Editor-in-Chief of both the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shiffman is the recipient of many honors and is a fellow of various colleges and societies. He has published 300 articles, authored or edited 34 books, and written more than 140 book chapters.

Dr. Mervin Low, MD received his MD from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and a Breast and Aesthetic Surgery fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA, and at the Plastic Surgery Center of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI, USA. Dr. Low has a busy practice devoted entirely to Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He is a prolific author, educator and innovator. He has been recognized locally as one of the Best Doctors in California and nationally as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Vascular Surgery

The Gatti Score and the Risk of Deep Sternal Wound Infection after Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting.-Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy in Vascular Surgery.-Deep Sternal Infection Following Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting.-Deep Sternal Wound Infection after Cardiac Surgery.-Pedicled and Skeletonized Single and Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafts and the Incidence of Sternal Wound Complications.

Part 2: Neurosurgery.
Wound Management and Wound Infections in Neurosurgery.

Part 3: Lower Extremity Ulcers
Venous Ulcers: General Information.

Part 4: Antimicrobial Therapy

Review of Clinical Pharmacokinetics of Levofloxacin with Special Emphasis in Burn Wound Patients.-Bacteriology of Naja Atra Snakebite Wound and its Implications for Antibiotic Therapy.

Part 5: Wound Assessment, Care, Measurement.-Managing Patients with Fistulas.-Wound Measurement, Score.-Influence of Sensory Innervation on Epithelial Renewal and Wound Healing: Juan Alfonso Martínez-Greene, Eduardo Martínez-Martínez.

Part 6: Wound Repair.-Reconstructive Options of Abdominal Wounds in the Setting of Abdominal Wall Defects and Hernia.-Adipose Tissue for Wound Repair.-Prevascularized Stem Cell Sheet for Full Thickness Skin Wound Repair.

Part 7: Quality of Life.-Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Freiburg Life Quality Assessment-Wound Module to Brazilian Portuguese

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