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Masaki Fujioka

National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center


Dry Gangrene Mummification Critically Insufficient Blood Supply Wet Gangrene Soft Tissue Necrosis Diabetic Neuropathy Peripheral Arterial Disease Surgery Revascularization Debridement Limb Amputation

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Gangrene refers to the death of body tissue, which sometimes results in septic shock and threatens life. It may occur due to one or some of the causes such as lack of blood supply, infection, and severe trauma. Dry gangrene occurs most commonly in people who have atherosclerosis, or diabetes. On the other hand, wet gangrene occurs if there's a bacterial infection in the affected tissue, which shows swelling, blistering and progressive ulcer with necrotic soft tissue. Because the progress of symptoms is fast, and the possibility of the necrosis of entire appendages, urgent diagnosis and immediate treatment of the condition is indispensable for the well-being of the patient. Antibiotics, wound debridement and surgery are the primary treatments for gangrene.

This book aims to collect recent research from a wide range of experts on the importance and methods of this life-threatening condition and its treatment, especially infection and ischemia, and surgical treatment including debridement and limb amputation.

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Date completed: December 3rd 2019

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Expected publication date: September 28th 2020

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Masaki Fujioka

National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center

Prof. Masaki Fujioka graduated from the Jichi Medical School-Six Year Medical Program in 1985. In 1998 he earned his Ph.D. degree from Nagasaki University, Graduate School of Medicine, Specialized in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. From 2005 to 2010 he served as a Senior Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Nagasaki University and from 2003 to 2011 as a research fellow at the Clinical Research Center, National Nagasaki Medical Center. Since 2011 he has been serving as a Clinical Professor of Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nagasaki University and Director of Department of Surgical Therapeutics, Division of Functional Reconstructive Surgery at the National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center. Since 2003 he is also a Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Nagasaki Medical Center. He is a member of the Japanese Society of Burn Injuries, Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Japan Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Japan Society of pressure Ulcer, Japan Society of Wound Surgery, Wound healing Society. His research interests include: Clinical research of skin substitute, Clinical treatment of compromised wound healing, Treatment of severe burn injury, Repair of maxillofacial deformity, Microsurgery In 1989 he received the First Prize of Investigators Award, Japan Community Medicine Association, in 1996 First Prize of Investigators Award, Japan Community Medicine Association, in 2008 Best Investigator Award, the Japanese Society of Pressure Ulcer, Oura Award, in 2010 Ohtsuka Award, the Japanese Society of Pressure Ulcer, and in 2011 Speaker’s Award: An appreciation for the best oral presentation-Clinics. First International Symposium. Pediatric Wound Care.

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