© 2005

Pressure Ulcer Research

Current and Future Perspectives

  • Dan L. Bader
  • Carlijn V.C. Bouten
  • Denis Colin
  • Cees W.J. Oomens
  • Provides an up-to-date scientific basis of all aspects related to pressure ulcers and pressure ulcer research

  • Presents evidence-based knowledge of pressure ulcer aetiology

  • Makes available current and future tools for evaluating patients at risk


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Carlijn Bouten, Cees Oomens, Denis Colin, Dan Bader
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jeen Haalboom
    Pages 11-21
  4. Courtney Lyder
    Pages 23-34
  5. Thomas Janssen, Christof Smit, Maria Hopman
    Pages 89-107
  6. Dan Bader, Yak-Nam Wang, Sarah Knight, Adrian Polliack, Tim James, Richard Taylor
    Pages 109-127
  7. Joan Sanders
    Pages 129-147
  8. Satsue Hagisawa, Tatsuo Shimada
    Pages 161-185
  9. Anke Stekelenburg, Cees Oomens, Dan Bader
    Pages 187-204
  10. Charles Michel
    Pages 233-262
  11. Yak-Imam Wang, Joan Sanders
    Pages 263-285
  12. Debby Gawlitta, Carlijn Bouten
    Pages 287-300
  13. Martin Ferguson-Pell
    Pages 301-315
  14. Gustav Strijkers, Jeanine Prompers, Klaas Nicolay
    Pages 317-336

About this book


This book provides an up-to-date scientific account of all aspects related to pressure ulcers and pressure ulcer research, as well as evidence-based knowledge of pressure ulcer aetiology. Further, it describes current and future tools for evaluating patients at risk. It comprises 20 chapters by renowned international experts in the field of pressure ulcer research. Among them are representatives of the European and American Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panels, basic researchers, clinicians and tissue viability nurses. Topics range from economic and legal aspects to evidence-based knowledge on prevention and treatment, aetiology, risk assessment and future aspects of pressure ulcer management.



Future Techniques Pressure Ulcer Spinal Cord Injured assessment decubitus ulcer prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Dan L. Bader
    • 1
  • Carlijn V.C. Bouten
    • 2
  • Denis Colin
    • 3
  • Cees W.J. Oomens
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering & IRC in Biomedical MaterialsQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Biomedical Engineering DepartmentEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Rehabilitation HospitalCentre de l’ArcheLe MansFrance

About the editors

Prof. Dr.  D. Bader is full professor of Medical Engineering (London) and part-time professor of tissue engineering (Eindhoven, NL).

Dr. Carlijn Bouten is associate professor (UHD) of Tissue Engineering. She studied Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology at the Department of Human Movement Sciences of the Free University, Amsterdam.

Dr. Cees Oomens is associate professor (UHD) in Biomechanics and Continuum-mechanics. He studied physics at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Dr. Denis Colin is Medical Director of Centre de L'Arche at Saint Saturnin, Le Mans, France.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pressure Ulcer Research
  • Book Subtitle Current and Future Perspectives
  • Editors Dan L. Bader
    Carlijn V.C. Bouten
    Denis Colin
    Cees W.J. Oomens
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-25030-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06404-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-28804-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 382
  • Number of Illustrations 61 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
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Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

"This is a useful and unique contribution to a neglected area. … This … volume succeeds in its aim of providing ‘a clearer understanding of the mechanisms associated with the aetiology of pressure ulcers and to identify the risk levels of individuals’. Surgeons with a pressure sore and wound-healing interest will find a useful reference … . I would certainly want to have this on my medical bookshelf." (Chris Khoo, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons, Vol. 89, 2007)

"The present book gives current data on all aspects of the medical problem … and current nursing practices for the management of pressure sores. … this book is mainly dedicated to the basic fundamental sciences applied to the pressure sore. Links between basic sciences and clinical applications are clearly present in order to help the clinician to manage patients in a better way. … In conclusion, this book is interesting for those … interested in the understanding of pressure sore genesis, analysis, prevention and treatment." (O. Heymans, Acta Chirurgica Belgica, Vol. 106 (1), 2006)