Neonatal and Pediatric Wound Care, a new book released at the AIUC Conference in Rome, Italy, features “Fish Skin Grafts for Pediatric Wound Care: A Biodegradable Dermal Substitue,“ a chapter authored by Hilmar Kjartansson, M.D., and Baldur Tumi Baldursson, M.D., of Kerecis, together with Craig Fraser, Ph.D., of Lifescience Dynamics Limited and Guido Ciprandi, M.D., Ph.D., of Bambino Gesu Children´s Hospital.
Intended for medical practitioners, the volume is a compendium of 47 chapters from more than 90 authors, including doctors, nurses and researchers in pediatric medicine and wound care. The book is edited by Guido Cipriani, M.D., Ph.D., and published by Edizioni Minerva Medica.
Writes Dr. Ciprandi, “It is a great privilege to have been able to devote my time to one mission in life. When this mission concerns children, it is hard not to be overtaken by a rainbow of emotions – especially when we are dealing with the care of their wounds. We often forget that these wounds are not just skin deep, they go to the heart.“
He adds, “Helping to treat children, who are often the most fragile beings, has allowed me to see ever deeper into their worlds. I have also been struck by how strong their parents are. This has made me even more aware of the importance of this work. Pediatric wound care has been my life, but I would not have been able to make a difference without the support of such a splendici team around me, helping to make the unbearable possible and helping to show me there is light.“
Dr. Ciprandi is a pediatric surgeon and the chief research officer and research director in pediatric wound care at the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital Department of Surgery, Plastic and Maxillofacial Unit, in Rome, Italy. He is an executive of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS), a past president and a member of the Board of Directors at the International Society for Pediatric Woundcare (ISPeW), and a trustee of (EPUAP). Dr. Ciprandi graduated from the University of Rome La Sapienza and was appointed specialist in thoracic and pediatric surgery from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.