The Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical Management by Aristidis VevesThe Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical Management by Aristidis Veves

The Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical Management

EditorAristidis Veves, John M. Giurini, Frank W. LoGerfo

Paperback | April 17, 2012

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In The Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical Management, 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 orthopedic surgeons, the book clearly describes established techniques known to be effective. Also highlighted are the many emerging treatments that will affect diabetic foot care in the years ahead, including a new understanding of wound-healing pathophysiology and the recent introduction of growth factors and living skin equivalents.

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Title:The Diabetic Foot: Medical and Surgical ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:490 pagesPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617372536

ISBN - 13:9781617372537

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Diabetes: Principles of Care in the Surgical Patient with DiabetesPeter SheehanEpidemiology and Health Care Costs of Diabetic Foot ProblemsGayle E. ReiberPhysiology and Pathophysiology of Wound HealingVincent FalangaDiabetic PolyneuropathySolomon TesfayeMicrovascular Changes in the Diabetic FootCameron M. Akbari and Frank W. LoGerfoClinical Features and Diagnosis of Macrovascular DiseaseNikhil Kansal and Allen HamdanFoot Pressure Abnormalities in the Diabetic FootThomas E. Lyons, Jeremy Rich, and Aristidis VevesBiomechanics of the Diabetic Foot: The Road to Foot UlcerationCarine H.M. van Schie and Andrew J.M. BoultonClinical Examination of the Diabetic Foot and Identification of the At-Risk PatientDavid G. Armstrong, Edward Jude, Andrew J.M. Boulton, and Lawrence B. HarklessRadiographic Changes of the Diabetic FootYvonne Cheung, Mary Hochman, and David P. BrophyMicrobiology and Treatment of Diabetic Foot InfectionsAdolf W. KarchmerCharcot Changes in the Diabetic FootRobert G. FrykbergPrinciples of Treatment of the Chronic WoundJoseph E. Grey, Vanessa Jones, and Keith G. HardingLocal Care of the Diabetic FootPhilip Basile and Barry I. RosenblumSurgical Treatment of the Ulcerated FootJohn M. GiuriniAmputations and RehabilitationRonald A. Sage, Michael Pinzur, Rodney Stuck, and Coleen NapolitanoReconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects of the FootNancy Falco ChedidGrowth Factors in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot UlcerationDavid L. SteedLiving Skin Equivalents for Diabetic Foot UlcersHau T. Pham, Thanh L. Dinh, and Aristidis VevesVascular Surgery for the Diabetic FootFrank B. Pomposelli, Jr. and David R. CampbellAngioplasty and Other Noninvasive Surgical ProceduresDavid P. BrophyFootwear in the Prevention of Diabetic Foot ProblemsLuigi Uccioli

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"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 "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"This book provides detailed information on the medical and sugical management of the diabetic foot...the book will serve as an excellent point of reference to all individuals involved in the care of the diabetic foot disease...a welcome addition as a point of reference to most departments involved in diabetic foot care." - Eur J Vasc Surg