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Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Lower Extremity Ulcers, Antimicrobials, Wound Assessment, Care, Measurement and Repair

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
  • Mervin Low

Part of the Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds book series (RCTRRW, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vascular Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giuseppe Gatti, Andrea Perrotti, Giuseppe Santarpino, Fausto Biancari
      Pages 3-16
    3. Igor Koncar, Nikola Ilic, Milos Sladojevic, Ivan Tomic, Perica Mutavdzic, Lazar Davidovic
      Pages 17-32
    4. Andrea Perrotti, Giuseppe Gatti, Fiona Ecarnot, Sidney Chocron
      Pages 33-37
    5. Hiroshi Kubota, Norihiko Ohura
      Pages 39-52
  3. Neurosurgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Stephanie Schipmann, Eric Suero Molina, Michael Schwake, Walter Stummer
      Pages 59-69
  4. Lower Extremity Ulcers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 73-76
  5. Antimicrobial Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Ranjeet Prasad Dash, Rana Rais, Nuggehally R. Srinivas
      Pages 79-94
    3. Yan-Chiao Mao, Po-Yu Liu, Liao-Chun Chiang, Chen-Chang Yang
      Pages 95-107
  6. Wound Assessment, Care, Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Kersten Reider
      Pages 111-117
    3. Katherine M. Marsh, Ersilia L. Anghel
      Pages 119-123
    4. Juan Alfonso Martínez-Greene, E. Martínez-Martínez
      Pages 125-143
  7. Wound Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. James Gatherwright, Rebecca Knackstedt, Rachel Aliotta, Raffi Gurunluoglu
      Pages 147-158

About this book


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. 


Pressure Ulcer Diabetic Foot Laser Therapy Open Abdomen Skin Graft

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 Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Lower Extremity Ulcers, Antimicrobials, Wound Assessment, Care, Measurement and Repair
  • 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 978-3-030-10715-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-10716-1
  • Series ISSN 2524-4590
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-4604
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 45 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
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