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Medical Plastic & Cosmetic

Burn Care and Treatment

A Practical Guide

by (author) Marc G. Jeschke

edited by Lars-Peter Kamolz & Shahriar Shahrokhi

Springer Nature
Initial publish date
Dec 2020
Plastic & Cosmetic, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2013
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2020
    List Price

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The second edition of this practical guide offers a comprehensive summary of the most important and most immediate therapeutic approaches in the assessment and treatment of burn injuries. Taking into account age-specific needs in pediatric, adult, and elderly burn patients, several chapters on key issues - such as pre-hospital treatment, wound care and infection control, burn nursing, critical care, burn reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation for burn victims - have now been updated. In addition, the book has been supplemented with the latest information on fluid resuscitation, organ support for burn patients, necrotizing soft tissue infections, and TEN/SJS. Written in a concise manner, the updated edition of this book provides essential guidelines for optimal care to improve patient outcomes, and thus will be a valuable reference resource for physicians, surgeons, residents, nurses, and other burn care providers.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Dr. Marc G. Jeschke received his MD from the Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tübingen, Germany in 1994, MMS in Medical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch, United States in 1999, and PhD in Experimental Surgery - Molecular Biology from the Universität Regensburg, Germany in 2002. Dr. Jeschke was appointed Director of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 2010. He is a Senior Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute and he holds an academic appointment of Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery; Department of Immunology; and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Professor Dr. Lars-Peter Kamolz received his M.D. from the Medical School, University of Vienna, Austria and his M.Sc. from the Danube University Krems, Austria. He is the Director of the Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University Graz, Austria, and Head of the Research Unit for Safety in Health at the Medical University Graz, Austria.He is also Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the University Hospital Graz, Austria.

Dr. Shahriar Shahrokhi received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 2001, followed by General Surgery Residency training at McGill University and completed a clinical fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Shahrokhi is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Fellow of American College of Surgeons. Dr. Shahrokhi has been an attending burn surgeon at Ross Tilley Burn Centre (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) since 2007. He also serves as the Coordinator of Medical Education and the director of burn fellowship at the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, and serves on the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident Program committee and department of surgery mentorship committee, and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada.