The Diabetic Foot

The Diabetic Foot

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In "The Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical Management, Second Edition", a distinguished panel of clinicians - many practicing at the famous Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Foot Center - illuminate the successful new multidisciplinary approach now clearly required for the successful treatment of this medical problem. Drawing on the experiences of diabetologists, podiatrists, vascular surgeons, infectious disease specialists, orthotists, plastic and orthopaedic surgeons, the book clearly describes established techniques known to be effective. The book provides recent information regarding the role of the increased inflammatory state of diabetes and the failure to heal the foot ulcer. In addition, emphasis has been given to the patient's education, wound bed preparation, and the history and pathophysiology of wound healing.
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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 182.9 x 259.1 x 27.9mm | 1,360.79g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed.
  • 294 black & white illustrations
  • 1588296105
  • 9781588296108

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From the reviews of the second edition: "This book is a must for any practitioner treating diabetic foot patients. With an array of authors from renowned institutions, this book has satisfactorily taken on the enormous task of providing current information on the management of the diabetic foot, while reinforcing well-established protocols, principles, and treatments...Particularly well done is the chapter on clinical examination and identification of the at-risk patient, which presents key questions for identifying ulcer risk and assessing a diabetic foot wound. Several chapters informatively and clearly address the vascular complications and surgical treatments available. Also well-covered is diabetic polyneuropathy. In this challenging yet common complication of diabetes, the author does an excellent job of classifying various syndromes of diabetic neuropathy, including differential diagnosis, causes, and management. The surgical chapters describe an array of options for the surgical practitioner. Of note is the section on amputations and rehabilitation in which the authors provide an innovative view of amputations as a procedure to enable the patient to return to productive community activity instead of failure or the start of disability. It is a pleasure to review such an insightful book full of information, new and old, that can be easily incorporated into the daily treatment of the diabetic foot patient. I highly recommend this book as an additional reference for those involved in the complicated task of medical and surgical management of the diabetic foot." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal "The topics covered range from proven preventive strategies to cutting-edge wound care techniques that draw on such new developments as growth factors and living skin equivalents. A detailed review of the pathophysiology of the diabetic foot is also included. The emphasis throughout is on a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates the services of diabetologists, podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, orthotists, diabetic nurse educators and others. Numerous black-and-white color photographs, drawings, algorithms, and charts illustrate the text" - Consultant "Overall, this is an excellent text. Dr. Veves and his colleagues have provided a scholarly and multidisciplinary summary of an increasingly common clinical problem faced by all vascular surgeons. This book will be of great value to vascular surgeons, orthopedic surgeons who treat diabetic foot problems, and other specialists who treat these patients." -Annals of Vascular Surgery "This book provides detailed information on the medical and surgical management of the diabetic foot. With chapters from many eminent contributors, the book will serve as an excellent point of reference to most departments involved in diabetic foot care." -European Journal of Endovascular Surgery "The 37 experts contributing to this excellent new book can help the reader appropriately advise and treat patients to minimize the bad outcomes-otherwise inherent in diabetes." - Comprehensive Therapy "The extensive literature on the diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) that has appeared over the past decade reflects the importance of this serious complication ... . This book was first published more than 4 years ago and is now in its second edition, and it includes chapters written by many well-known specialists. It provides comprehensive coverage of many important aspects of DFS ... . Overall, this textbook is worth reading and ... it provides up-to-date information on many aspects of this important and increasingly common condition." (R. Landgraf, Diabetologia, Vol. 50 (3), 2007) "The first edition of this book appeared in 2002 ... . In the spirit of their first effort the editors continue here their aim of ensuring an up-to-date text for both the scientific and humanistic care of patients with diabetes. ... this volume is a must. Surgeons need to be as informed about the care of diabetics as some of their non-surgical colleagues. This text is a start." (L. de Cossart, British Journal of Surgery, Vol. 94, April, 2007) "This book, part of the Contemporary Diabetes series, is a comprehensive and essential resource for any practitioner involved in the treatment of the diabetic foot. ... Input has been sought from all of the specialties involved in treatment of the diabetic foot, thus reinforcing the multidisciplinary approach. ... will be of particular value to the practitioner, but some students, particularly in podiatry, will find it a wonderful resource, too. ... is a must have for those who provide care to patients with this condition." (Martin C. Yorath, Doody,s Review Service, September, 2006)
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Edited by renown researchers from one of the oldest and most experienced diabetic foot centers in the world, The Diabetic Foot, Second Edition, features established and effective treatments to diabetic foot disease as well as new developments in basic and clinical research. Considerably expanded and updated from the acclaimed first edition, its topics range from proven preventive strategies to cutting-edge wound care techniques that are drawn from new developments such as growth factors and living skin equivalents. Also included are new chapters on the physiology and pathophysiology of wound healing, preparation of wound bed, and new information on the development of foot imaging and treatment. In keeping with the spirit of the first edition, this volume gives the reader a full view of diabetic foot disease and emphasizes the need for a multidisciplinary approach in its management. The Diabetic Foot, Second Edition is an essential reference for the growing problem of diabetes. It will be a great value to diabetologists, endocrinologists, internists, family physicians, podiatrists, vascular surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons in finding a thorough presentation for treating diabetic foot disease.
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Table of contents

Introduction to Diabetes: Principles of Care in the Surgical Patient With Diabetes Peter Sheehan Epidemiology and Health Care Costs for Diabetic Foot Problems Gayle E. Reiber and Lynne V. McFarland The Evolution of Wound Healing: From Art to Science I. Kelman Cohen The Wound-Healing Process Jeffrey M. Davidson and Luisa DiPietro Induced Regeneration of Skin and Peripheral Nerves Eric C. Soller and Ioannis V. Yannas Diabetic Neuropathy Solomon Tesfaye Microvascular Changes in the Diabetic Foot Thanh Dinh and Aristidis Veves Clinical Features and Diagnosis of Macrovascular Disease Chantel Hile, Nikhil Kansal, Allen Hamdan, and Frank W. LoGerfo Foot Pressure Abnormalities in the Diabetic Foot Thomas E. Lyons, Barry I. Rosenblum, and Aristidis Veves Biomechanics of the Diabetic Foot: The Road to Foot Ulceration C. H. M. van Schie and A. J. M. Boulton Clinical Examination of the Diabetic Foot and the Identification of the At-Risk Patient Stephanie Wu, David G. Armstrong, Lawrence A. Lavery, and Lawrence B. Harkless Imaging of the Diabetic Foot Mary G. Hochman, Yvonne Cheung, David P. Brophy, and J. Anthony Parker Microbiology and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections Adolf W. Karchmer Charcot Arthropathy in the Diabetic Foot Robert G. Frykberg Preparation of the Wound Bed of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer Vincent Falanga Local Care of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Assessment, Dressings, and Topical Treatments Oscar M. Alvarez, Lee Markowitz, and Martin Wendelken Surgical Treatment of the Ulcerated Foot John M. Giurini Amputation and Rehabilitation of the Diabetic Foot Ronald A. Sage, Michael Pinzur, Rodney Stuck, and Coleen Napolitano Soft Tissue Reconstructive Options for the Ulcerated or Gangrenous Diabetic Foot Christopher E. Attinger Role of Growth Factors in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulceration David L. Steed Living Skin Equivalents for the Diabetic Foot Ulcer Thanh Dinh and Aristidis Veves Lower Extremity Arterial Reconstruction in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: Principles of Treatment Kakra Hughes, David Campbell, and Frank B. Pomposelli, Jr. Angioplasty and Other Noninvasive Vascular Surgical Procedures Sherry D. Scovell Psychosocial and Educational Implications of Diabetic Foot Complications Katie Weinger and Arlene Smaldone The Role of Footwear in the Prevention of Diabetic Foot Problems Luigi Uccioli Index
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