- Dr. Pramod Kumar
- Department of Plastic Surgery, King Fahad Central Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
Special Issue Introduction
This special issue focuses on conceptual pragmatism in wound healing to bring changes in our understanding of the wound-healing process in common clinical practice, both diagnostically and therapeutically. The topics selected for this special issue are about the basic understanding of wound healing and a new simple economic effective therapeutic method of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy within reach of poorest patients suffering from a variety of wounds. This special issue includes the assessment on the composition of a general wound, in terms of all identifiable categories of tissue and pigmentation in an attempt to improve accuracy in assessing and monitoring wound health. Multi drug resistant (MDR) bacteria are a major problem in management of large wounds. An insight in a new method of treating MDR infection by least harmful NPWT method has also been included. Also, a less commonly discussed topic like "the effect of pH on the surface of chronic wound healing" has been included.
KeywordsWound healing, wound surface pH, limited access dressing, NPWT, wound color-image processing, histological state of wound healing, angiogenesis, physiology of wound healing
Submission Deadline 2 May 2015