Compression and Chronic Wound Management

Editors: Mani, R., Rerkasem, K., K.R.Nair, H., Shukla, V. (Eds.)

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  • Represents an essential resource in wound management
  • Features information on the latest advances on materials used in compression systems
  • Provides updated information on intermittent pneumatic compression devices
  • Addresses problems encountered in tropical climates 
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This book evaluates the various evidence-based arguments for the use of compression to treat chronic wounds. It describes the growing health burden caused by these lesions with vast sums spent on wound management and its associated complexities around the world. Since compression is the mainstay of treatment in venous conditions ranging from varicose veins through venous leg ulcers, the authors have also evaluated the use of compression techniques in the successful management of lymphoedema and certain orthopaedic conditions.

Compression and Chronic Wound Management provides a balanced text on how to apply scientific knowledge to ensure pragmatic clinical practice. It therefore represents an essential resource for residents, specialists and researchers in wound management, whether they are dermatologist, vascular medicine physicians and surgeons, or orthopaedic practitioners. 



About the authors

Raj Mani has devoted a lifetime to promoting the concept of measurements in medicine with a focus on vascular conditions within the context of non-invasive methods. His personal contributions were focused on microvascular measurements of blood flow and tissue oxygen: the latter is now a routine diagnostic technique recommended for the management of chronic diabetic foot wounds. Raj was instrumental in bringing the Cochrane Wounds Group together under the auspices of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS) which he later became the President (2007-09). Raj is currently an Adjunct Professor at Chiang Mai University while continuing to be Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. He is also an Advisory Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine where, currently with Professor Shuliang Lu, he is advising on developing standardised wound healing in China.

Kittipan Rerkasem is the Chief of Vascular Surgery in Chiang Mai University Hospital where he is also the Director of Research. He has published widely in this area. He is an alumnus of the University of Southampton. He has 90 publications in SCOPUS database with citation 2,485 times (exclude self-citations) H-Index is 24. Fields of interest are chronic leg ulcer, peripheral arterial disease, venous ulcer, and vascular disease in HIV patients.

Dr Hari Nair is a Consultant and Head of the Wound Care Unit at Kuala Lumpur Hospital Malaysia. Following his interest in wound healing, Dr Nair completed post graduate training in Cardiff. On his return, Hari Nair was instrumental in setting up a Wound Healing program in Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Malaysia. The success of this clinical program is highlighted by its uptake in other countries around Malaysia, a specialist training program designed by Dr Nair and re-invigoration of the Asian Wound Care Association that undertakes training of specialists in Asia. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery, Banares Hindu University and the Chairman of the ASEAN Wound Council. Hari Nair has published papers, books and delivered several invited lectures in Asia and Europe. His publications include Author of the Maggot Debridement Therapy Book, Compendium of Wound Care dressings and Modalities, Pressure Injury Prevention Care Bundle, Diabetic Foot Asian Perspective Chapters in the 7th Practical Diabetes India, Diabetic Foot NUH Singapore, Ostomy, Wound Book USA. He and the entomologists from the Institute of Medical Research was also awarded the WHO DR. Lee Joon Wok memorial award for public health for maggot therapy.
Vijay Shukla is a general surgeon with research and clinical interests in cancer of the gall bladder and wound management. His early training includes a period in Wales where he completed a Master in Chirurgy (MCh). Vijay has published widely in his career and is currently the Director of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • The Public Health Burden of Chronic Wounds Needs a Whole Systems Approach

    Ahmad, Naseer (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Physics of Using Compression to Treat Venous Leg Ulcers and Other Conditions of the Lower Extremities

    Partsch, Hugo (et al.)

    Pages 13-37

  • Delivering Compression to Treat Chronic Wounds in the UK & Ireland

    Gethin, Georgina (et al.)

    Pages 39-63

  • Difficult to Compress Legs with Venous Disease

    Flour, Mieke

    Pages 65-79

  • Surgical Solutions Are an Alternative to Compression Bandaging in Venous Leg Ulcer

    Siribumrungwong, Boonying (et al.)

    Pages 81-103

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Compression and Chronic Wound Management
Editors
  • Raj Mani
  • Kittipan Rerkasem
  • Harikrishna K.R.Nair
  • Vijay Shukla
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01195-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01195-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01194-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
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