Diabetic Foot Care: Case Studies in Clinical Management by Alethea V. M. FosterDiabetic Foot Care: Case Studies in Clinical Management by Alethea V. M. Foster

Diabetic Foot Care: Case Studies in Clinical Management

byAlethea V. M. Foster, Michael E. Edmonds

Hardcover | April 11, 2011

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Diabetic Foot Care: Case Studies in Clinical Management uses a 100% illustrated patient case study format to demonstrate the multidisciplinary care and clinical management of patients with feet and lower limb problems as a result of diabetes. Every case has colour illustrations highlighting both the initial presentation of the foot, right through to treatment and long term follow-up care. Of particular focus are the management problems, barriers to effective care, preventable mistakes, unnecessary delays in presentations, challenging situations, conflicts, dilemmas and solutions that podiatrists and diabetic specialists face.

Sections in the book include: Neuropathic and neuroischaemic foot, neuropathic ulcers, ischaemic ulcers, infections, gangrene, traumatic injuries, Charcot's osteoarthropathy, dermatological problems associated with diabetes, painful neuropathy, diabetic foot emergencies, angiology and foot surgery/amputation. With key points and summaries at the beginning and end of each section, this book is clear and easy to navigate, making it an ideal tool for diabetes specialists, diabetes nurses and podiatrists.

Alethea Foster, former Honarary Consultant Podiatrist, King's College Hospital Diabetic Foot Clinic. Ali, who has recently retired, was a nationally and internationally recognised leading podiatrist, and one of the first Consultant Podiatrists in the UK. She has authored many books and is on several journal editorial boards. In May 200...
Title:Diabetic Foot Care: Case Studies in Clinical ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.9 × 6.8 × 0.75 inPublished:April 11, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0470998237

ISBN - 13:9780470998236

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Table of Contents



1 Neuropathic Case Studies.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Differing presentations of infection and complications of infection.

1.3 Co-morbidities in addition to diabetes and neuropathy.

1.4 Deformity, ulceration and infection treated by surgical debridement and reconstruction.

1.5 Patients with neuropathic feet in whom psychological factors have impacted on their management.

1.6 Long term patients followed in the Diabetic Foot Clinic with neuropathic foot problems.

2 Ischaemic Case Studies.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Infection and its presentations.

2.3 Patients with severe co-morbidities.

2.4 Revascularisation.

2.5 Wound care.

2.6 Emboli.

2.7 Complications.

2.8 Pain in the neuroischaemic foot.

2.9 Conservative care.

3 Charcot Case Studies.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Early diagnosis.

3.3 Different presentations.

3.4 Surgery.

3.5 Conservative care.

4 Renal Case Studies.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Patients with normal serum creatinine who develop low creatinine clearance with infection.

4.3 Low creatinine clearance and complications.

4.4 Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and complications.

4.5 Haemodialysis and complications.

4.6 Renal transplant and complications.

4.7 Revascularisation in renal patients.