Diabetes: Management of Diabetic Foot

Diabetes: Management of Diabetic Foot

Veves A, Giurini JM, LoGerfo FW (eds)

Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, 2002, 489 pages,
$145 hardcover

Foot ulcerations and infections are the leading cause of hospitalization
among patients with diabetes; they occur in about
15% of these patients. Given the rapidly increasing incidence
of diabetes, physicians can expect to see a growing number
of diabetic foot problems. Here, a group of experts, many of
whom practice at the renowned Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess
Foot Center in Boston, offer guidance on all aspects of diabetic
foot care. 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
and color photographs, drawings, algorithms, and charts illustrate
the text.


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