Wounds: Biology and Management

Hardcover | March 1, 1998

EditorD. J. Leaper, K. G. Harding

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A working knowledge of wound healing is essential in modern clinical practice. This knowledge draws on the expertise of a wide range of specialists - general and plastic surgeons, dermatologists, geriatricians, nurses, microbiologists, pathologists, biologists, and biochemists. This book presents a full appraisal of accepted knowledge in wound management, drawing on the expertise of leading specialists in all the fields concerned. It is extensively illustrated, and includes essential, practical advice. Throughout, the emphasis is on the control of healing, andparticularly, the recognition of adverse factors.

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A working knowledge of wound healing is essential in modern clinical practice. This knowledge draws on the expertise of a wide range of specialists - general and plastic surgeons, dermatologists, geriatricians, nurses, microbiologists, pathologists, biologists, and biochemists. This book presents a full appraisal of accepted knowledge...

D. J. Leaper is at North Tees General Hospital, Stockton-on-Tees. K. G. Harding is at University Department of Surgery, Heath Park Cardiff, Wales.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:210 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.67 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019262332X

ISBN - 13:9780192623324

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Table of Contents

Thomas Hunt: Foreword1. Wounds: the extent of the burden2. History of wound healing3. The biology of healing4. Surgical wounds5. Experimental models in wound healing6. Factors influencing wound healing7. Infection8. Management of traumatic wounds9. Clinical aspects of healing in specialized tissue10. Clinical aspects of healing by secondary intention11. Wound dressings12. Clinical trials and statistics13. The future of wound healing

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This is the best attempt so far to present the current knowledge of the biochemical and cellular events of wound healing, and to relate those events to the practical techniques of treating wounds of different types...contains much valuable information and should do well