A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care / Edition 2

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A practical clinical manual for the diagnosis, treatment - both medical and surgical - and the long-term care of foot problems in people with diabetes. The authors are world-renowned experts in this subject and they present the internationally recognised best practice.

The clinical chapters are presented in a structured, colour-coded format to allow easy reference. The text also includes highlighted best clinical practice tips. Each chapter is accompanied by high-quality, full-colour photographs that provide excellent examples of the earliest presenting signs as well as illustrating the step-by-step guidance on treatment. This book is an essential manual for every healthcare professional involved in the care of patients with diabetes.

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Reviewer: Martin C. Yorath, DPM (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
Description: This second edition of a very practical book of diabetic foot care is well illustrated, mostly with color plates, many graphically illustrating this potentially devastating disease in the lower extremities. The book is arranged into six stages, from the normal foot through to the unsalvageable foot. A chapter on surgical management of the diabetic foot is appropriately included.
Purpose: An area of medical specialization that was once largely ignored, treatment of the diabetic foot is now recognized as an integral part of the management of diabetes, whether pedal complications exist or not. This book handsomely meets the author's objectives to bring us a book that tackles this condition in all its manifestations.
Audience: This book is written for all involved in the treatment of the diabetic foot. It provides a solid basic core for students, and it is a valuable, practical reference for those who may not deal with this aspect of diabetic management on a regular basis. Dr. Edmonds, a professor of medicine and leader of the King's College Hospital Diabetic Foot Clinic, is a recognized expert in the team approach to management of this condition.
Features: The book covers all of the significant areas of the foot in diabetes, from the normal, through the neuropathic, vascularly impeded, ulcerated, and infected. Each section is peppered with case studies to help illustrate salient points. A particularly enjoyable part of this book is the prologue, which illustrates very well the extent of the problem globally. Also entertaining for the reader, each section (which incidentally is color coded for ease of reference) carries a quote from a Shakespeare play appropriate to the topic. Print quality is excellent, and reference material is as current as any book can be. Surgical management of the diabetic foot, a poorly covered topic in the first edition, has been considerably improved. The major shortcoming of the book is that many of the treatment approaches are based upon the experiences of the author's institution. While in principle this is fine, different approaches and responsibilities are used in other parts of the world. This is particularly true in the United States where podiatrists have a considerably expanded role, both medically and surgically. To his credit, Dr. Edmonds has tried to address this by including an American podiatrist as one of the co-authors.
Assessment: This is excellent. It is the second edition of a book that was named as the British Medical Association's Book of the Year in 2004 — no small achievement for a book focusing on a largely previously ignored area. The new edition carries more information and reflects the ever burgeoning rate of pedal complications from diabetes and the ever growing number of healthcare professionals who are being entrusted with the care of these patients. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405161473
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/19/2008
  • Series: Practical Manual of Series , #3
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Michael E. Edmonds MD FRCP Consultant in Diabetes, King's College Hospital, London, is a world-renowned expert on foot problems in diabetes. He has lectured on the topic throughout the world and gave the inaugural Roger Pecoraro Lecture at the American Diabetes Association's annual meeting. He is also Chairman of the Diabetic Foot Study Group of the European Association of the Study of Diabetes.

Mrs Alethea V. M. Foster BS (Hons) PGCE MChS SRCh DipPodM recently retired as the Chief Podiatrist, King's College Hospital, London, wher she was involved in the development of the UK Government's National Serviec Framework for Diabetes implemented in all hospitals, clinics and primary care practices form 2004. In May 2003, Alethea 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 Lee Sanders DPM, Chief of Podiatry, Acute Cre/Specialty Services, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA, USA. He is past President for Health Care and Education of the American Diabetes Association, the first podiatrist in ADA's history to be elected to this prestigious position. Dr Sanders is also a medical historian, with a special interest in the history of diabetes.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Stage 1: The Normal Foot 17
3 Stage 2: The High-risk Foot 35
4 Stage 3: The Ulcerated Foot 62
5 Stage 4: The Infected Foot 102
6 Stage 5: The Necrotic Foot 141
7 Stage 6: The Unsalvageable Foot 173
8 Surgical Approach to the Diabetic Foot 183
Index 221
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2004

    2004 British Medical Association Medical Book of the Year

    A practical manual of diabetic footcare/ Michael E Edmonds, Alethea V M Foster, Lee J Sanders. A 'first class text' and 'a practical guide with information and advice which is easy to access. 'The clinical chapters are presented in a structured, colour-coded format to allow easy reference. The text also includes highlighted best clinical practice tips. Each chapter is accompanied by high-quality, full-colour photographs that provide excellent examples of the earliest presenting signs as well as illustrating the step-by-step guidance on treatment. This book is an essential manual for every healthcare professional involved in the care of patients with diabetes.' (Publisher) 'This a first-class text on the management of all aspects of the diabetic foot. It is a practical guide with information and advice, which is easy to access. It takes the reader through the natural history of the diabetic foot from the normal foot and relatively minor pathology to the end stage of infection gangrene and ultimately amputation. The various stages within the book's structure have case studies to highlight the clinical management problems encountered by diabetes foot specialists ... Much of the text is broken up with bullet points, chapters and sub-chapters which allow the reader to pick out information from quick scans of the book. There is liberal use of illustrations throughout the book, which is particularly important as diabetic footcare is a specialty which is particularly reliant on observation. The book also details the 'how to do it' aspects rather than vague reference to what is required. It also uses the published evidence for its recommendations but, where this is lacking, the authors draw on their extensive experience of managing diabetic feet to guide the reader.' (Reviewer)

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