Nutrition and Wound Healing

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Provides in-depth information on the nutritional requirements for wound healing. Reviews virtually every known nutrient in relationship to its effect on wound healing. Discusses basic science literature available on nutrients and gives practical guidelines for clinicians. Contains chapters by some of the most respected international authorities. This book provides in-depth information on the nutritional requirements for wound healing and serves as an excellent basic reference source to those involved in wound healing research. Written by an outstanding group of internationally recognized experts in the field, the text focuses on problems related to nutritional support of patients with clinical wound healing problems. This volume reviews virtually every known nutrient in relationship to its effect on wound healing and discusses basic science literature available on nutrients. Nutrition and Wound Healing is the only reference available with such a comprehensive scope and appeal to such a wide audience.

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Reviewer: Michael John Schurr, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: This is a thorough analysis of the current data on nutrition as it relates to the healing of complex wounds. The book not only focuses on fat, carbohydrates, and proteins, but also examines vitamins, arginine and glutamine, and trace elements. The final section focuses on nutrition from a disease specific point of view and the effects of the pharmacologic manipulation of nutrition.
Purpose: The purpose is to summarize the current data on nutrients as they relate to wound healing. These data are intended to have direct clinical application for patients with complex and hard to heal wounds. Given the incidence of complex wounds in multiple disease states seen in hospitals worldwide and the effect of nutrition on patient outcomes, this book will become a standard reference used in hospitals.
Audience: It is intended for practicing clinicians, researchers, and novices looking for additional information. Clinicians and researchers will find valuable data summarized. However, novices may have difficulty with the complexity and detail. The editor and contributors are clearly experts in the field of nutrition and wound healing and lend significant weight to the book.
Features: The book is well thought out and logically organized. After a through discussion of the major energy sources (fat, protein, and carbohydrate), the book analyzes the other significant nutrients (vitamins, arginine, glutamine, and trace elements) with regard to their effect on wound healing. In addition, the book details how each nutrient can and should be provided to a patient and the hazards associated with nutrient deficit or over administration. These sections of the book will appeal most to researchers, pharmacists, and nutrition support teams. The background detail is then summarized along with disease-specific data for patients with complex wounds and burns, trauma, sepsis, cancer, or extremes of age. These chapters have great clinical relevance and should be widely read by clinicians treating these diseases. The chapters are short and intense and lend themselves to more of a reference type approach to learning about a specific topic of interest than reading the book straight through.
Assessment: This will be become a standard reference for clinicians caring for patients with complex wounds. It has particular application for clinicians in burn centers, trauma centers, and on nutrition support teams. Nutrition and wound healing researchers should adopt the book as a current reference and guide to future research direction. The authors have taken an important step that should lead to direct patient benefit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849317316
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/26/2006
  • Series: Modern Nutrition Science Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview of Nutrition and Wound Healing, J. A. Molnar

Carbohydrates and Wound Healing, C. Ireton-Jones and G. U. Liepa

Fat and Wound Healing, J. J. Turek

Protein and Wound Healing, M. L. Dylewski and Y.-M. Yu

Glutamine and Wound Healing, M. B. Schoemann, C. D. Bechtold, S. Agrawal, and C. W. Lentz

Arginine and Wound Healing, V. Ahuja, M. Rizk, and A. Barbul

Water-Soluble B Vitamins and Wound Healing, G. U. Liepa, C. Ireton-Jones, H. Basu, and C. R. Baxter

Vitamin C and Wound Healing, H. Tanaka and J. A. Molnar

Fat-Soluble Vitamins and Wound Healing, M. M. Gottschlich

Trace Elements and Wound Healing, T. G. Baumgartner

Nutrition and Wound Healing in Burns, Trauma, and Sepsis, C. A. Watters, E. E. Tredget, and C. Cooper

Nutrition and Wound Healing in Cancer, P. Shen and S. Martin

Nutrition and Wound Healing at the Age Extremes, H. G. Piper, P. Javid, and T. Jaksic

Pharmacological Manipulation of the Healing Wound: The Role of Hormones, R. H. Demling


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