Pressure Ulcer Research: Current and Future Perspectives

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Dan L. Bader, Carlijn Bouten, Denis Colin, Cees W.J. Oomens
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 4, 2005 - Medical - 381 pages
Gives current data on all aspects of the medical problem, from aetiology and pathology to financial aspects, medico-legal implications, and current nursing practices. It reviews the knowledge and techniques currently available to the clinician and focuses on evidence-based knowledge for prevention, treatment and assessment of pressure ulcers. Specific patient groups include the Spinal Cord Injured. Current and future techniques are described that provides information on the susceptibility of subjects to pressure ulcer development and the possibilities of tissue repair using tissue engineering strategies.
 

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Contents

The Aetiopathology of Pressure Ulcers A Hierarchical Approach
1
Medical Perspectives in the 21st Century
11
MedicoLegal Implications
23
Patients at Risk for Pressure Ulcers and EvidenceBased Care for Pressure Ulcer Prevention
35
The Measurement of Interface Pressure
51
Susceptibility of Spinal CordInjured Individuals to Pressure Ulcers
73
Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers Using Electrical Stimulation
89
Biochemical Status of Soft Tissues Subjected to Sustained Pressure
109
CompressionInduced Tissue Damage Animal Models
187
The Role of Oxidative Stress in the Development and Persistence of Pressure Ulcers
205
Transport of Fluid and Solutes in Tissues
233
Skin Model Studies
263
In Vitro Muscle Model Studies
287
Imaging Tissues for Pressure Ulcer Prevention
301
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy of Pressure Ulcers
317
Microelectrodes and Biocompatible Sensors for Skin pO2 Measurements
337

StumpSocket Interface Conditions
129
Perspectives of Numerical Modelling in Pressure Ulcer Research
149
Skin Morphology and Its Mechanical Properties Associated with Loading
161
New Tissue Repair Strategies
353
Subject Index
375
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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.

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