Chronic Wound Management : The Evidence for Change
Edited by: Raj Mani
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Pub Date: 11 NOV 2004
Type: Hardback Book
'The scope of information presented in this book is extremely useful to both wound specialists and to clinicians who occasionally manage chronic wounds. As a Dermatologist with an interest wound management, I will refer to this text frequently and know if will be a valuable addition to my office bookshelf.' - Skinmed
The serious morbidity and economic effects of chronic wounds make them a global health care challenge. Giving you the tools to meet this challenge, Chronic Wound Management analyzes traditional approaches to wound management, the case for evidence-based change, and the strengths and weakness of meta-analyses. In addition, it explores emerging approaches that push the boundaries of currently held beliefs.
The book gives an up-to-date and thorough review of chronic wound management from a clinical perspective. Each chapter provides references and a summary of the information included, the summaries are prescriptive for most situations but also refer you to more detailed reading resources when necessary.
Foreword 1. Introduction Chronic Wound Management: a Global Perspective 2. What is Evidence? 3. Medical Therapy for Leg Ulcers 4. Compression for Venous Leg Ulcer Management 5. The Lessons Learnt From Wound Healing in HIV-infected Patients and the Need for Change of Management 6. Changes in Chronic Wound Management: Perspectives from Tamil Nadu, India 7. Burn Wound Management: How to Prevent a Burn Becoming a Chronic Wound 8. Changes in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management 9. Pressure Ulcer Studies: Reasons to Change 10. Mucosal Inflammation of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Healing 11. From the Wound Healing Laboratory: Any Evidence for Change? 12. Models for Healing 13. The Role of Surgical Intervention in Chronic Wounds 14. Conclusion