Innovations and Emerging Technologies in Wound Care - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128150283

Innovations and Emerging Technologies in Wound Care

1st Edition

Editors: Amit Gefen
Paperback ISBN: 9780128150283
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 400
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Description

Innovations and Emerging Technologies in Wound Prevention and Care is a pivotal book for the prevention and management of chronic and non-healing wounds. It presents a truly inter disciplinary approach to the prevention and management of non-healing wounds. It clearly presents the research and evidence that should be considered when planning care interventions to improve health related outcomes for patients. New and emerging technologies are discussed and identified as to how these can be integrated into the real world of clinical practice.

This book offers readers a bridge between biomedical engineering and medicine, with an emphasis on technological innovations. It includes contributions from engineers, scientists, clinicians and industry professionals. It features contributions from key opinion leaders in generation of new knowledge and development of innovative wound prevention and care technologies. This book provides a complete picture of the latest knowledge of the tolerance of human tissues to sustained mechanical and thermal loads, and an understanding of the risk for onset and development of chronic wounds.

Key Features

  • Describes the state-of-knowledge in wound research, including tissue damage cascades and healing processes
  • Covers all state-of-the-art technology in wound prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment
  • Discusses emerging research directions and future technology trends in the field of wound prevention and care, at the early stage of research and development in academia and industry
  • Offers a bench to bedside exploration of the key issues that affect the practice of prevention and management of non-healing wounds

Readership

Clinicians: Nurses including wound specialists and tissue viability nurses, orthopaedics, podiatrists, general surgeons, plastic surgeons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, geriatricians, paediatricians, intensive care specialists, anaesthesiologists

Table of Contents

Aetiology and pathogenesis of common wounds
1. Tissue changes with age, disease and chronic conditions
2. Pressure ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers
3. Venous, arterial and lymphedema wounds
4. Burns
5. Surgical and traumatic wounds
6. Wounds associated with prosthetic use
7. Infections in wounds

Bioengineering in diagnosis and prognosis
8. Sensors and systems for detecting tissue damage
9. Biomarkers in skin, sweat, blood and urine
10. Optical and imaging modalities for assessing potential tissue damage
11. Wound infection detection assays and technologies

Biomedical engineering approaches to prevention
12. Materials and designs of support and tissue-interfacing surfaces
13. Biomechanical engineering design of prophylactic dressings
14. Protecting tissues from medical device-related injuries
15.Computer-aided sensing and monitoring of tissue exposure to body loads
16. Electrical stimulation technologies to preserve tissue tolerance to loads
17. Biotechnology of nutritional supplements

Advanced treatments and clinical outcomes
18. Innovations in dressing materials and structures
19. New approaches to wound cleansing and debridement
20. Emerging negative pressure therapy technologies
21. Technologies for closure and repair of large wounds
22. Trends in compression therapies
23. Cell and tissue engineering approaches and related topical agents
24. Gene therapy and stem cell research relevant to wound healing

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2020
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128150283

About the Editor

Amit Gefen

Prof. Amit Gefen received the B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1994, 1997, and 2001, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Tel Aviv University. Prof. Gefen’s research interests are studying normal and pathological effects of biomechanical factors on the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs, with emphasis on applications in chronic wound research. To date, Prof. Gefen has published more than 190 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, many of which are on mechanobiology, cell and tissue biomechanics, with applications that are mostly in chronic wound prevention. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Biomechanics (published by Elsevier), and has also edited several books (published by Springer and others), and several Special Issues in journals such as the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Journal of Biomechanics, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering and more. He is also editing a book series on Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials (published by Springer), and has served as an Associate Editor or at Editorial Boards of several international journals which are ranked at the top of his field, e.g. PLoS One, the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, the Journal of Biomechanics, Medical Engineering & Physics, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, the Journal of Tissue Viability, Ostomy Wound Management and the Journal of Wound Care. In 2015, he was awarded the Editorial Excellence Award by the Annals of Biomedical Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society in the USA. Prof. Gefen has been the President of the European Pressure Ulcer Society (the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, EPUAP, www.epuap.org) in 2013-2015. He is a member of the World Council of Biomechanics and a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering and the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering. Prof. Gefen was awarded the Pressure Care career award by the World Union of Wound Healing Societies in 2016 and the Experienced Investigator Award of EPUAP in 2017. His research is funded by the Israel Science Foundation, Israeli Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science, Ministry of Defence, and national and international biomedical industries. Prof. Gefen is advising and reviewing for funding bodies worldwide including the European Commission. He also serves as the Chair of Scientific Advisory Boards of large international corporates.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University

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