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Current Concepts and Management Options

Edited by Alexander Vitin

University of Washington, United States of America

Gangrene is the term used to describe the necrosis or death of soft tissue due to obstructed circulation, usually followed by decomposition and putrefaction, a serious, potentially fatal complication. The presented book discusses different aspects of this condition, such as etiology, predisposing factors, demography, pathologic anatomy and mechanisms of development, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology and more. A variety of management strategies, including pharmacological treatment options, surgical and non-surgical solutions and auxiliary methods, are also extensively discussed in the book's chapters. The purpose of the book is not only to provide a reader with an updated information on the discussed problem, but also to give an opportunity for expert opinions exchange and experience sharing. The book contains a collection of 13 articles, contributed by experts, who have conducted a research in the selected area, and also possesses a vast experience in practical management of gangrene and necrosis of different locations.

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GangreneCurrent Concepts and Management OptionsEdited by Alexander Vitin

Published: August 29th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/887

ISBN: 978-953-307-386-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6464-7

Copyright year: 2011

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76941 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

24 Dimensions Citations


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1. Gangrene: The Prognostic Factors and Validation of Severity Index in Fournier’s Gangrene

By Ik Yong Kim


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2. Fournier’s Gangrene: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations

By David Kearney


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3. Perineal Gangrene: Clinical and Therapeutic Features and Pronostic Analysis of 35 Cases

By Slim Jarboui, Ayoub Zoghlami and Dorsaf Othmani


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4. Fournier’s Gangrene

By Ndubuisi Eke and John E. Raphael


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5. Fournier’s Gangrene – Medical and Surgical Considerations

By Oscar Estrada Ferrer


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6. Intestinal Ischemia and Gangrene

By Vivek Srivastava, Vaibhav Pandey and Somprakas Basu


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7. Segmental Small-Bowel Gangrene Associated with Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Infection

By H Seddik, A El Khattabi, A Abouzahir, O El Mansari, H En-Nouali and M Rabhi


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8. Gangrene of Large Bowel Due to Volvulus-Etiopathogenesis, Management and Outcome

By Norman Oneil Machado


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9. Gangrene Associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

By Malladi VSS, Abkari S and Srinivasan VR


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10. Gangrenous Lung Disease

By Chih-Hao Chen


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11. Diabetic Foot and Gangrene

By Jude Rodrigues and Nivedita Mitta


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12. Effect of Macrolide Antibiotics on Biological Activities Induced by Clostridium perfringens Alpha-Toxin

By Jun Sakurai and Masataka Oda


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13. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Necrosis and Gangrene

By Alexander A. Vitin


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