© 2020

Burns, Infections and Wound Management

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
  • Mervin Low

Part of the Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds book series (RCTRRW, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Burns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 3-14
    3. Martin G. A. Baartmans, Helene G. Stas, Cornelis H. van der Vlies
      Pages 15-23
    4. Christian Smolle, Petra Brinskelle, Andreas Steiner, Michael Schintler, Lars-Peter Kamolz
      Pages 37-50
    5. Soheila S. Kordestani
      Pages 77-93
    6. Peter Bukovčan, Ján Koller
      Pages 95-104
    7. Paul I. Heidekrueger, Peter Niclas Broer, Milomir Ninkovic
      Pages 105-110
    8. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 123-127
    9. Zouhir Sahnoun, Sana Bardaa, Tarek Rebaï
      Pages 153-162
  3. Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Ankur S. Narain, Fady Y. Hijji, Krishna T. Kudaravalli, Kelly H. Yom, Kern Singh
      Pages 165-173

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive overview of recent clinical techniques and findings regarding wounds in burns, infections of wounds, and wound management in general. With the help of numerous high-quality illustrations, the first part of the book describes various approaches to treating patients with burn wounds. In turn, the second part focuses on infections of wounds. Here, the chapter authors summarize the most recent treatment options for wound infection in both children and adults. The third and last part addresses wound management in general, rounding out the content. Given the breadth of its coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for beginners and experienced plastic surgeons alike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
    • 1
  • Mervin Low
    • 2
  1. 1.TustinUSA
  2. 2.Newport BeachUSA

About the editors

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Burns, Infections and Wound Management
  • Editors Melvin A. Shiffman
    Mervin Low
  • Series Title Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds
  • Series Abbreviated Title Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-10685-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-10686-7
  • Series ISSN 2524-4590
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-4604
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 294
  • Number of Illustrations 90 b/w illustrations, 120 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“Caregivers who treat wounds will benefit from reading this book. … This book is an interesting compilation of research and clinically efficacious information for those who wish to stay ahead of the restorative curve that is necessary to treat and bring about healing of burn and infected wounds.” (Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Doody’s Book Reviews, May 15, 2020)