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Advanced Wound Repair Therapies

Wound repair is an important and growing sector of the medical industry with increasingly sophisticated biomaterials and strategies being developed to treat wounds. Advanced wound repair therapies provides readers with up-to-date information on current and emerging biomaterials and advanced therapies concerned with healing surgical and chronic wounds.

Part one provides an introduction to chronic wounds, with chapters covering dysfunctional wound healing, scarring and scarless wound healing and monitoring of wounds. Part two covers biomaterial therapies for chronic wounds, including chapters on functional requirements of wound repair biomaterials, polymeric materials for wound dressings and interfacial phenomena in wound healing. In part three, molecular therapies for chronic wounds are discussed, with chapters on topics such as drug delivery, molecular and gene therapies and antimicrobial dressings. Part four focuses on biologically-derived and cell-based therapies for chronic wounds, including engineered tissues, biologically-derived scaffolds and stem cell therapies for wound repair. Finally, part five covers physical stimulation therapies for chronic wounds, including electrical stimulation, negative pressure therapy and mechanical debriding devices.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Advanced wound repair therapies is an essential reference for researchers and materials scientists in the wound repair industry, as well as clinicians and those with an academic research interest in the subject.

Hardbound, 672 Pages

Published: June 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-700-6


  • The book comprises a nice overview of various kinds of therapies and a sufficiently extensive discussion of important (future) materials and treatments., Birgit Stubbe, Biomaterials Network


  • Part 1 Introduction to chronic wounds: Dysfunctional wound healing in chronic wounds; The role of micro-organisms and biofilms in dysfunctional wound healing; Scarring and scarless wound healing; The discovery and development of new therapeutic treatments for the improvement of scarring; Monitoring chronic wounds and determining treatment. Part 2 Biomaterial therapies for chronic wounds: Functional requirements of wound repair biomaterials; Tissue-biomaterial interaction; Polymeric materials for chronic wound and burn dressings; Dry wound healing concept using spray-on dressing for chronic wounds; Assessing the effectiveness of antimicrobial wound dressings in vitro; Adhesives and interfacial phenomena in wound healing; Wound healing studies and interfacial phenomena: Use and relevance of the corneal model; Sulphonated biomaterials as glycosaminoglycan mimics in wound healing. Part 3 Molecular therapies for chronic wounds: Drug delivery dressings; Molecular and gene therapies for wound repair; Antimicrobial dressings; Avotermin: Emerging evidence of efficacy for the improvement of scarring. Part 4 Biologically-derived and cell-based therapies for chronic wounds: Engineered tissues for wound repair; Commercialisation of engineered tissue products; Biologically derived scaffolds; Stem cell therapies for wound repair. Part 5 Physical stimulation therapies for chronic wounds: Electrical stimulation for wound healing; Negative pressure wound therapy; Debridement methods of non-viable tissue in wounds.


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