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Pressure Injury, Diabetes and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
  • Mervin Low

Part of the Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds book series (RCTRRW, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pressure Injury

  3. Diabetes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Reddy Karri, Gowthamarajan Kuppusamy, Ashish Devidas Wadhwani, Rajkumar Malayandi
      Pages 69-108
    3. Tjokorda Gde Dalem Pemayun, Ridho M. Naibaho
      Pages 109-142
    4. Lawrence DiDomenico, Zachary Flynn, Michael Casteel
      Pages 175-191
    5. Raquel Gomes de Sousa Furtado, Jonas Carvalho Gomes Furtado, Thayrine Rosa Damasceno
      Pages 193-211
  4. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 223-228
    3. Alexandru Ulici, Iulia Tevanov, Dan Mircea Enescu, Alexandru Ulici
      Pages 229-240

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.


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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 Pressure Injury, Diabetes and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • 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 978-3-030-10700-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-10701-7
  • Series ISSN 2524-4590
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-4604
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 319
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
    General Surgery
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