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Medical Plastic & Cosmetic

Pressure Injury, Diabetes and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

by (author) Melvin A. Shiffman

edited by Mervin Low

Publisher
Springer Nature
Initial publish date
Mar 2020
Category
Plastic & Cosmetic, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9783030107000
    Publish Date
    Mar 2020
    List Price
    $189.95

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Description

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.

 

About the authors

Contributor Notes

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.