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Foot problems in diabetic patients are some of the most challenging complications to treat. Visual recognition of presenting clinical signs is absolutely key for a successful diagnosis and subsequently, the right management programme. 


Managing the Diabetic Foot, 3rd edition provides diabetes professionals, specialist diabetes nurses and podiatrists with expert guidance on the clinical management of patients with severe feet problems associated with diabetes such as ulcers, infections and necrosis.  


Practical and succinct, it guides you chronologically through the progressive stages of diabetic foot disease: the normal foot; high–risk foot, ulcerated foot, infected foot, necrotic foot and unsalvageable foot. 


By focusing on the need for a speedy response to the clinical signs, it enables you to make rapid, effective management decisions in order to help prevent deterioration and help reduce the need for eventual foot amputation.

Full colour throughout and with over 150 clinical photos, it includes numerous hints and tips as well as referring to the latest national and international guidelines on diabetic foot management.

If you′re managing patients with foot disease as a result of their diabetes, this rapid–reference pocketbook will save you time and effort by putting essential information within easy reach.


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Foot problems in diabetic patients are some of the most challenging complications to treat. Visual recognition of presenting clinical signs is absolutely key for a successful diagnosis and subsequently, the right management programme. 


Managing the Diabetic Foot, 3rd edition provides diabetes professionals, specialist diabetes nurses and podiatrists with expert guidance on the clinical management of patients with severe feet problems associated with diabetes such as ulcers, infections and necrosis.  


Practical and succinct, it guides you chronologically through the progressive stages of diabetic foot disease: the normal foot; high–risk foot, ulcerated foot, infected foot, necrotic foot and unsalvageable foot. 


By focusing on the need for a speedy response to the clinical signs, it enables you to make rapid, effective management decisions in order to help prevent deterioration and help reduce the need for eventual foot amputation.

Full colour throughout and with over 150 clinical photos, it includes numerous hints and tips as well as referring to the latest national and international guidelines on diabetic foot management.

If you′re managing patients with foot disease as a result of their diabetes, this rapid–reference pocketbook will save you time and effort by putting essential information within easy reach.


Contents:

Acknowledgements vii


Preface ix


Abbreviations xiii


Introduction 1


Managing Stage 1: the normal foot 35


Managing Stage 2: the high–risk foot 51


Managing Stage 3: the ulcerated foot 71


Managing Stage 4: the infected foot 147


Managing Stage 5: the necrotic foot 195


Managing Stage 6: the unsalvageable foot 211


Appendix: Problems of differential diagnosis 215


Further reading 219


Index 221


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118708279
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: February, 2014
Pages: 172

Subcategories: Endocrinology, Physiology

MEET THE AUTHOR

Michael E Edmonds MD FRCP is Consultant Physician, King′s Diabetes Centre, King′s College Hospital, London. A BMA award–winning author (for A Practical Manual of Diabetic Footcare), Dr Edmonds is a world–renowned expert on diabetic foot disease and has lectured throughout the world, giving the inaugural Roger Pecoraro Lecture at the ADA annual meeting. He is Chairman of the Diabetic Foot Study Group of the EASD and has had 66 journal articles published.

Alethea V M Foster BA(Hons) PGCE MChS SRCh DipPodM sadly passed away in January 2011, but was a key figure in diabetic foot disease and the author of multiple books on the topic. She was involved in the development of the UK Government′s National Service Framework for Diabetes, implemented in all hospitals, clinics and primary care practices from 2004 until the present day. In 2003, she was the first podiatrist to be awarded the International Diabetic Foot Award, which is only awarded every four years to an individual who has played a pivotal role in developing diabetic foot care.