Wound Healing and Ulcers of the Skin
In recent years,the amount of knowledge surrounding the processes of wound he- ing has significantly increased,resulting in a vast array of therapeutic options.The assortment of preparations currently available may become somewhat perplexing to physicians and medical personnel. We have become aware of the difficulty involved in selecting the most approp- ate therapy for a specific type of wound. Our main purpose in writing this book, therefore, is to present a step-by-step algorithmic approach to the treatment of chronic wounds. The caring of wounds has always been the realm of the various branches of s- gery.Dermatology,on the other hand,being the medical science that specializes in skin and cutaneous physiology,deals with the essential and fundamental aspects of wound healing.Due to its very nature,wound healing overlaps into the many dis- plines of medicine in general. Internists, diabetologists, and geriatricians are - coming increasingly involved in the field of wound care.General practitioners and family physicians are frequently required to treat acute and chronic wounds. In this book,we introduce the dermatologic perspective of wound healing which applies to the diagnosis of cutaneous ulcers,based on history,physical examination, biopsy, and laboratory tests.We also present a therapeutic approach to ulcers - cording to their appearance. We believe that this guidebook will assist physicians in the treatment of chronic wounds,and that it will ultimately serve to reduce the immense suffering of those - flicted.
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