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This book uses illustrated patient case studies to demonstrate the multidisciplinary care of common and uncommon presentations of the diabetic foot. Every case has colour illustrations showing the foot presentation and progressing throughout treatment and long term follow-up. For every case, there are valuable lessons to be learned. The authors highlight management problems, barriers to effective care, preventable mistakes, unnecessary delays in presentations, challenging situations, and conflicts, dilemmas and their solutions.Divided into sections the book covers the neuropathic and neuroischaemic foot, neuropathic ulcers, ischaemic ulcers, infections, gangrene, traumatic injuries, Charcot's osteoartthropathy, dermatological problems associated with diabetes, painful neuropathy, diabetic foot emergencies, diagnosis and investigations, immediate treatments, long-term follow up, specialist care (including provision of footwear and orthotics and casts), angiology and surgery, and discusses the differing roles of different team members.
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 2003, Ali was the first podiatrist to be awarded the International Diabetic Foot Award, which is only awarded every four years to an indvidual who has played a pivotal role in developing diabetic foot care
Dr Michael Edmonds, Consultant Physician, The Diabetic Foot Clinic, King's College. Mike is a leading Consultant on the foot, with national and international recognition. He has written many books and journal articles.
Table of Contents
Neuropathic Case Studies
Differing presentations of infection and complications of infection
Co-morbidities in addition to diabetes and neuropathy
Deformity, ulceration and infection treated by surgical debridement and reconstruction
Patients with neuropathic feet in whom psychological factors have impacted on their management
Long term patients followed in the Diabetic Foot Clinic with neuropathic foot problems
Ischaemic Case Studies
Infection and its presentations
Patients with severe co-morbidities
Pain in the neuroischaemic foot
Charcot Case Studies
Renal Case Studies
Patients with normal serum creatinine who develop low creatinine clearance with infection
Low creatinine clearance and complications
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and complications
Haemodialysis and complications
Renal transplant and complications
Revascularisation in renal patients
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