A Complete Guide to Maggot Therapy: Clinical Practice, Therapeutic Principles, Production, Distribution, and Ethics - cover image

Copyright

Frank Stadler

Published On

2022-07-20

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-728-2
Hardback978-1-80064-729-9
PDF978-1-80064-730-5
HTML978-1-80064-734-3
XML978-1-80064-733-6
EPUB978-1-80064-731-2
AZW3978-1-80064-732-9

Language

  • English

Print Length

468 pages (xxxiv+434)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 32 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.26" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 36 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.42" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback881g (31.08oz)
Hardback1061g (37.43oz)

Media

Illustrations30
Tables23

BIC

  • MB
  • MBNH
  • MBN
  • MMZ

BISAC

  • MED000000
  • MED022000
  • MED050000

Keywords

  • maggot therapy
  • clinical practice
  • supply chain management
  • social dimensions
  • principles of therapeutic action
  • medicinal maggot production
  • distribution logistics
  • ethical dimensions
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A Complete Guide to Maggot Therapy

Clinical Practice, Therapeutic Principles, Production, Distribution, and Ethics

Since the revival of maggot therapy in Western wound care approximately thirty years ago, there has been no comprehensive synthesis of what is known about its clinical practice, supply chain management, and social dimensions. This edited volume fills the information vacuum and, importantly, makes the current state of knowledge freely accessible. It is the first to provide sound, evidence-based information and guidance covering the entire supply chain from production to treatment.

The chapters are arranged in five parts presenting the latest on clinical practice, the principles of therapeutic action, medicinal maggot production, distribution logistics, and the ethical dimensions of maggot therapy. The contributors have paid particular attention to the challenges encountered in compromised, low-resource healthcare settings such as disasters, conflict, and poverty.

There are still many barriers to the widespread uptake of maggot therapy in healthcare settings. This book will be essential reading for a global audience of doctors, nurses, allied healthcare providers, students, and entrepreneurs with an interest in maggot-assisted wound care. It will be the go-to reference for those who plan, regulate, and coordinate healthcare, and want to establish a maggot therapy program, particularly in low- and middle-income and other compromised healthcare settings where maggot therapy can provide much-needed, affordable, and efficacious wound care.

Endorsements

This book is an invaluable resource for those providing wound care, as well as medical supply chain managers tasked with producing and distributing medicinal maggots in low resource settings. This Creative Commons open publication will enable fair global access to healthcare information for marginalized and/or underserved communities.

Zainah Alsamman

Program Officer, Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge

Additional Resources

Contents

1. Introduction

(pp. 1–14)
  • Frank Stadler
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.01

2. Living with a Chronic Wound

(pp. 17–38)
  • Kylie J. Elder
  • Rajna Ogrin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.02

3. Wound Aetiologies, Patient Characteristics, and Healthcare Settings Amenable to Maggot Therapy

(pp. 39–62)
  • Ronald A. Sherman
  • Frank Stadler
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.03

4. Indications, Contraindications, Interactions, and Side-effects of Maggot Therapy

(pp. 63–78)
  • Ronald A. Sherman
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.04

5. Medicinal Maggot Application and Maggot Therapy Dressing Technology

(pp. 79–96)
  • Ronald A. Sherman
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.05

6. Clinical Integration of Maggot Therapy

(pp. 97–118)
  • Benjamin L. Bullen
  • Ronald A. Sherman
  • Paul J. Chadwick
  • Frank Stadler
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.06

7. The Natural History of Medicinal Flies

(pp. 121–142)
  • Michelle L. Harvey
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.07

8. Maggot Debridement

(pp. 143–152)
  • Yamni Nigam
  • Michael R. Wilson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.08

9. The Antimicrobial Activity of Medicinal Maggots

(pp. 153–174)
  • Yamni Nigam
  • Michael R. Wilson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.09

10. Maggot-assisted Wound Healing

(pp. 175–194)
  • Yamni Nigam
  • Michael R. Wilson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.10

11. Bioprospecting and Testing of New Fly Species for Maggot Therapy

(pp. 195–234)
  • Patricia J. Thyssen
  • Franciéle S. Masiero
  • Frank Stadler
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.11

12. Laboratory and Insectary Infrastructure and Equipment

(pp. 237–256)
  • Frank Stadler
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.12

13. Fly Colony Establishment, Quality Control and Improvement

(pp. 257–288)
  • Frank Stadler
  • Nikolas P. Johnston
  • Nathan J. Butterworth
  • James F. Wallman
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.13

14. Medicinal Maggot Production

(pp. 289–230)
  • Frank Stadler
  • Peter Takáč
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.14

15. Establishment of a Medical Maggot Rearing Facility and Maggot Therapy Programme for Human and Veterinary Medicine in Kenya

(pp. 331–346)
  • Peter Takáč
  • Milan Kozánek
  • Grace A. Murilla
  • Phoebe Mukiria
  • Bernard Wanyonyi Kinyosi
  • Judith K. Chemuliti
  • J. Kimani Wanjerie
  • Christopher K. Kibiwott
  • Frank Stadler
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.15

16. Packaging Technology

(pp. 349–362)
  • Frank Stadler
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.16

17. Distribution Logistics

(pp. 363–382)
  • Frank Stadler
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.17

18. Drone-assisted Medicinal Maggot Distribution in Compromised Healthcare Settings

(pp. 383–402)
  • Frank Stadler
  • Peter Tatham
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.18

19. The Ethics of Maggot Therapy

(pp. 405–430)
  • Frank Stadler
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0300.19