Levin and O'Neal's The Diabetic Foot with CD-ROM [NOOK Book]


Fully updated, now in full color, this latest edition of Levin and O'Neal's The Diabetic Foot continues the work's proud tradition of providing the best diagnostic and management information for the challenging problems faced by patients with diabetic foot problems. With tips and pearls in every chapter, expansive color photographs, and its focus on team care, this classic reference is a must-have for anyone who cares for diabetic patients!
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Fully updated, now in full color, this latest edition of Levin and O'Neal's The Diabetic Foot continues the work's proud tradition of providing the best diagnostic and management information for the challenging problems faced by patients with diabetic foot problems. With tips and pearls in every chapter, expansive color photographs, and its focus on team care, this classic reference is a must-have for anyone who cares for diabetic patients!
  • Provide balanced, coordinated "team" care with multidisciplinary perspectives from diverse health professionals who care for diabetic patients with foot problems, including orthopedists, endocrinologists, vascular surgeons, podiatrists and wound care nurses.
  • Use the exclusive Tips and Pearls in every chapter for quick review.
  • Enjoy fresh takes on many topics with 50% new contributors.
  • Find information more easily with a new full-color page design.
  • Meet diagnostic challenges with color photographs of the clinical problems discussed in the book.
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Reviewer: Edward Abraham, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the seventh edition of a book that addresses all aspects of the management of diabetic patients with lower extremity complications.
Purpose: The purpose is to continue to update and improve the art and science of the pathophysiology, prevention, and care of the diabetic foot.
Audience: The main audiences are active general orthopedists, foot and ankle specialists, podiatrists, primary care physicians, peripheral vascular surgeons, physiatrists, and trial lawyers. The editors, John H. Bowker, MD, from the University of Miami, and Michael A. Pfeifer, MD, from Johnson & Johnson, are supported by 56 contributors.
Features: This reorganized edition has six sections and two appendixes. The book opens with several topics such as the biomechanics of the diabetic foot, skin manifestations, epidemiology and economic impact, foot ulcers, and amputations. Evaluation techniques such as classification, imaging, and noninvasive vascular testing are discussed in separate chapters. The important area of nonsurgical care is also covered separately. Wound healing modalities are discussed in detail. The surgical management discussion ranges from ulcer debridement to amputations. The authors recognize the importance of a team approach to the patient with a diabetic foot by presenting several chapters on the topic. A diagnostic and procedural coding chapter helps medical professionals with reimbursement issue and a chapter on medical-legal aspects of diabetic foot problems has been expanded. The information is well supported with color photos and illustrations and the references at the end of each chapter are extensive and relevant.
Assessment: This is the most authoritative book on the diabetic foot in print. It covers all aspects of managing the diabetic foot. Since the first edition some 34 years ago, the authors have remained true to their purpose of helping diabetic patients prevent foot problems and minimizing the morbidity associated with progressive foot ulcers and Charcot foot. I very highly recommend this book to all medical practitioners caring for patients with diabetic foot disorders.
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"This book belongs in the library of every practitioner who treats diabetic foot disorders. It will be a valuable resource for both generalists and specialists." — JBJS

"Readers will quickly note that the writing of this text is impressive: An incisive style (together with sharp editing and the inclusion of effective illustrations) coalesce to create a manual meant to aid in the direct care of patients (this multi-layered reference extending to a vast audience that includes orthopedists, endocrinologists, vascular surgeons, wound care specialists, podiatrists and home-health nurses)." -The Electric Review, August 2008

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323070782
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/9/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 648
  • File size: 51 MB
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Table of Contents

Section A: The Foundations of Diabetic Foot Management

1: Diabetes Mellitus: Old Assumptions and New Realities

2: Epidemiology of Foot Ulcers and Amputations in the Diabetic Foot

3: Neuropathic Problems of the Lower Extremities in Diabetic Patients

4: Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis in Diabetes Mellitus: New Aspects of Pathogenesis

5: Hemorheology: Principles and Concepts

6: The Biomechanics of the Foot in Diabetes Mellitus

7: Cutaneous Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus

8: Nutritional Issues in the Patient with Diabetes and Foot Ulcers

9: Pathogenesis and General Management of Foot Lesions in the Diabetic Patient

10: Diabetic Foot Problems and their Management Around the World

Section B: Evaluation Techniques and Nonsurgical Management

11: An Improved Method for Staging and Classification of Foot Lesions in the Diabetic Patient

12: Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care: Assessment and Management

13: Total-Contact Casting in the Treatment of Neuropathic Ulcers

14: Alternative Weight Redistribution Methods in the Treatment of Neuropathic Ulcers

15: Imaging of the Diabetic Foot

16: Noninvasive Vascular Testing: Basis, Application, and Role in Evaluating Diabetic Peripheral Arterial Disease

17: Radiologic Intervention in Diabetic Peripheral Vascular Disease

18: Modulating Wound Healing in Diabetes

19: Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of the Diabetic Foot Wound

20: Footwear for Injury Prevention: Correlation with Risk Category

21: Charcot Neuropathy of the Foot

22: Infectious Problems of the Foot in Diabetic Patients

Section C: Surgical Aspects

23: Surgical Pathology of the Foot and Clinicopathologic Correlations

24: Medical Management of the Diabetic Patients During the Perioperative Period

25: The Role of Vascular Surgery in the Diabetic Patient

26: Plastic Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot

27: Charcot Neuropathy of the Foot: Surgical Aspects

28: Minor and Major Lower Limb Amputation in Person with Diabetes Mellitus

29: Rehabilitation of the Diabetic Amputee

Section D: Team Approach

30: Organizing an Education-Based Diabetic Foot Clinic

31: Lower Limb Self-Management Education

32: Role of the Wound Care Nurse

33: Role of the Podiatrist

34: Pedorthoic Care of the Diabetic Foot

35: Psychosocial and Psychological Aspects of Diabetic Foot Complications

36: Empowerment in Amputation Prevention

37: Improvements in Diabetic Foot Care with Clinical Information Systems

Section E: Medicolegal Aspects

38: Medicolegal Aspects of Care and Treatment of the Diabetic Foot
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