The Decubitus Ulcer in Clinical Practice by Lawrence C. ParishThe Decubitus Ulcer in Clinical Practice by Lawrence C. Parish

The Decubitus Ulcer in Clinical Practice

EditorLawrence C. Parish, Joseph A. Witkowski, John T. Crissey

Paperback | January 21, 2012

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With patients now surviving trauma, neurological diseases, and the geriatric state for longer periods, dermatologists are increasingly being called on to manage these often devastating cutaneous defects. Unrealistic goals regarding prevention and wound healing have compounded the problem, while patient awareness, government intervention, and legal entanglements make an understanding of the diagnosis and management of this dermatologic entity mandatory. This volume addresses how to both recognise and manage the condition. Beginning with the background of the disease, the book goes on to discuss the clinical features and provides a comprehensive overview of general and specific therapeutic strategies.
Title:The Decubitus Ulcer in Clinical PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:253 pagesPublished:January 21, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642644368

ISBN - 13:9783642644368


Table of Contents

Table of contents: Background: Bedsores over the Centuries.-Decubitus: The Word.- Incidence, Prevalence and Classification.- Assessment and Grading.- Clinical: Pathophysiology.- Clinical Picture.- Atlas.- Histopathology.- Bacteriology.- Therapy-general: Medical Management.- Surgical Management.- Rehabilitation Approach.- Therapy-specific: Occlusive Dressings.- Support Systems.- Antimicrobial Therapy.- Nutritional Perspectives.- Incontinence Management.- Additional Concepts: Legal Aspects of Medical Malpractice.- Can Do, Ought To?- Decision: Is It Truly Dilemma?- Decubitus Ulcers in Animals.