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Wound Healing

New insights into Ancient Challenges

Outstanding scientific advances over the last decades unceasingly reveal real complexity of wound-healing process, astonishing in its staged progression, as life is unfolding itself. This natural course of tissue repair seems to bear thousands of overlapping molecular and macroscopic processes that nowadays only start to unfold to our knowledge. The present volume collecting recent scientific references proposes to readers a two-folded audacious goal. First, an updated design of intimate cellular mechanisms is entailed in tissue regeneration that emanates from the first section of the book. Next, a multidisciplinary therapeutic perspective that focuses on macroscopic healing throughout the second part of this work adds clinically integrated observation. Practical diagnostic and treatment information is appended in each chapter that may equally help experienced clinicians or dedicated students and researchers in broadening essential breaking points of their work. It is the wish of all multidisciplinary experts who gather prominent author's panel of this volume to incorporate latest medical reports and compel limits of current understanding for better tissue regeneration, limb salvage, and improved quality of life of our patients.

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Wound HealingNew insights into Ancient ChallengesEdited by Vlad Alexandrescu

Published: October 12th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61906

ISBN: 978-953-51-2679-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2678-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7316-8

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

42226 Total Chapter Downloads

47 Crossref Citations

43 Web of Science Citations

106 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Role of MicroRNAs in Impaired Diabetic Wound Healing

By Maggie M. Hodges, Carlos Zgheib, Junwang Xu and Kenneth W. Liechty


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2. The Physiological Roles of Leptin in Skin Wound Healing

By Reiko Tokuyama-Toda and Kazuhito Satomura


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3. Roles of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Cutaneous Wound Healing

By Trung T. Nguyen, Shahriar Mobashery and Mayland Chang


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4. Delivery Systems in Wound Healing and Nanomedicine

By Lina Fu


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5. Cellular Therapy for Wounds: Applications of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Wound Healing

By Moyassar B. H. Al‐Shaibani, Xiao‐nong Wang, Penny E. Lovat and Anne M. Dickinson


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6. The Role of Actin Remodelling Proteins in Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration

By Zlatko Kopecki and Allison J Cowin


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7. Regenerative Approaches in Wound Healing: New Alternatives for Older Tools

By Michele R Colonna, Lupo Flavia, Delia Gabriele and Stagno d’Alcontres Francesco


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8. Polarisation of Macrophage and Immunotherapy in the Wound Healing

By Yu-Sheng Wu, Fan-Hua Nan, Sherwin Chen and Shiu-Nan Chen


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9. How Plasma Membrane and Cytoskeletal Dynamics Influence Single-Cell Wound Healing: Mechanotransduction, Tension and Tensegrity

By Eric Boucher, Tatsuya Kato and Craig A. Mandato


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10. A Potential Mechanism for Diabetic Wound Healing: Cutaneous Environmental Disorders

By Junna Ye, Ting Xie, Yiwen Niu, Liang Qiao, Ming Tian, Chun Qing and Shuliang Lu


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11. Ischemic Ulcer Healing: Does Appropriate Flow Reconstruction Stand for All That We Need?

By Vlad-Adrian Alexandrescu and François Triffaux


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12. Venous Leg Ulceration

By Aslı Aksu Çerman, İlknur Kıvanç Altunay and Ezgi Aktaş Karabay


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13. Topical Wound Oxygen Versus Conventional Compression Dressings in the Management of Refractory Venous Ulcers

By Sherif Sultan, Wael Tawfick, Edel P Kavanagh and Niamh Hynes


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14. Pressure Ulcers

By Jill M. Monfre


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15. Surgical Management of Wounds

By Peter Mekhail, Shuchi Chaturvedi and Shailesh Chaturvedi


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16. Physical Modalities in the Management of Wound(s)

By Amir Feily, Fatemeh Moeineddin and Shadi Mehraban


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17. Antimicrobial Dressings for Improving Wound Healing

By Omar Sarheed, Asif Ahmed, Douha Shouqair and Joshua Boateng


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18. The Need for Increased Attention to Low‐Level Laser Therapy as Treatment for Wounds and Ulcers

By Mohammad Bayat


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19. The Use of Amniotic Membrane in the Management of Complex Chronic Wounds

By Gregorio Castellanos, Ángel Bernabé‐García, Carmen García Insausti, Antonio Piñero, José M. Moraleda and Francisco J. Nicolás


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20. Progress and Perspectives in the Management of Wound Infections

By Federica Paladini, Mauro Pollini, Alessandro Sannino and Luigi Ambrosio


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21. Alternative Approaches to Wound Healing

By Anuradha Majumdar and Prajakta Sangole


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22. Medicinal Plants and Natural Products with Demonstrated Wound Healing Properties

By Christian Agyare, Emelia Oppong Bekoe, Yaw Duah Boakye, Susanna Oteng Dapaah, Theresa Appiah and Samuel Oppong Bekoe


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