Chronic wounds are therapeutically challenging and account for a significant burden on healthcare systems around the world. Both clinicians and scientists need ways of measuring their successes and failures in wound healing as the range of treatment options broadens. The development of techniques allowing objective measurement of such wounds has been of great importance, as these measurements aid diagnosis and allow evaluation of the efficacy of treatments. This concise and fully illustrated book examines the range of measurement techniques available today and assesses their significance and role in the management of patients, as well as their use to the researcher in wound healing.
Edited by Raj Mani, MSc, PhD, FACA, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK; Vincent Falanga, MD, FACP, Department of Dermatology, Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI; Clifford P. Shearman, MBBS, MS, FRCS, Department of Surgery, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK; and Derek Sandeman, MBBS, MRCP, Department of Medicine, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK
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