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Internationally-renowned dermatologists and surgeons treat the various aspects of leg ulcers in this authoritative book. This is a complete guide to the diagnosis and management of leg ulcers for medical personnel.

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Renowned dermatologists and surgeons from many countries treat the various aspects of leg ulcers in this practical guide to diagnosis and management for medical practitioners. Among the topics in 25 chapters: epidemiology of leg ulcers, mechanisms of cutaneous wound repair, differential diagnosis, diagnostic procedures, leg ulcers due to venous insufficiency, the neuropathic foot, ulcers due to tumors, wound infections and antibacterial therapy, pharmacological treatment, wound dressings and local treatment, grafting techniques, new therapeutic possibilities, vein valve transplant in chronic venous insufficiency, and evaluation techniques for the assessment of wound healing. Thoroughly illustrated with b&w figures and color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780444814272
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/4/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 422

Table of Contents

Preface. List of contributors. Introduction (W. Westerhof). Historical aspects (A. Scholz). The epidemiology of leg ulcers (T.J. Ryan). Mechanisms of cutaneous wound repair (R.A.F. Clark). Differential diagnosis of leg ulcers (W. Westerhof, J.R. Mekkes, C.J.W. van Ginkel). Diagnostic procedures (W. Vanscheidt, H. Partsch). Leg ulcers due to venous insufficiency (V. Wienert, W. Vanscheidt, E. Rabe). Leg ulcers due to arterial insufficiency (J.S.P. Lumley, P. Hornick). Ulceration caused by microcirculatory disorders and necrotizing vasculitis (U. Schultz-Ehrenburg, N.G. Weindorf). The neuropathic foot (W.R. Faber, R.P.J. Michels, B. Naafs). Ulcers due to tumours (H. Kofler, P. Fritsch). Ulcers in haematological disorders (G.R. Serjant). Ulcers caused by physical or chemical injury (S. Manchini et al.). Ulceration caused by micro-organisms (M. Harahap). Miscellaneous causes of ulcerations of the lower legs (J. Castanet, J.P. Ortonne). Causes of delayed wound healing and optimization of the patient's condition (P. Paquet, C.M. Lapiére). Wound infections and antibacterial therapy (R. Niedner, E. Schöpf). Debridement: an essential step in wound healing (L. Hellgren, J. Vincent). Pharmacological treatment of leg ulcers (J. Chester, J.A. Dormandy). Wound dressing and local treatment (A.J. Nemeth, W.H. Eaglstein). Grafting techniques (P.B. Nanninga et al.). New therapeutic possibilities (H.P. Ehrlich). Vein valve transplant in chronic venous insufficiency (S.A. Taheri et al.). Organization of out-patient wound care for venous leg ulcers (H.J. Hulsebosch). Evaluation techniques for the assessment of wound healing (L. Hellgren, J. Vincent). Research on leg ulcers (W. Westerhof et al.). Index.

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