Diabetic Foot Care: Case Studies in Clinical Management

Author: Alethea V.M. Foster, BA(Hons), PGCE, DPodM, MChS,


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  • ISBN: 9780470998236
  • Author: Alethea V.M. Foster, BA(Hons), PGCE, DPodM, MChS,
  • Publ Date: 2010-12-31
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  • Pages: 280
  • Imprint: BLACKWELL *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 5870

Table of Contents :

1 Neuropathic Case Studies.
1.1 Introduction.
1.2 Differing presentations of infection and complications ofinfection.
1.3 Co-morbidities in addition to diabetes and neuropathy.
1.4 Deformity, ulceration and infection treated by surgicaldebridement and reconstruction.
1.5 Patients with neuropathic feet in whom psychological factorshave impacted on their management.
1.6 Long term patients followed in the Diabetic Foot Clinic withneuropathic foot problems.
2 Ischaemic Case Studies.
2.1 Introduction.
2.2 Infection and its presentations.
2.3 Patients with severe co-morbidities.
2.4 Revascularisation.
2.5 Wound care.
2.6 Emboli.
2.7 Complications.
2.8 Pain in the neuroischaemic foot.
2.9 Conservative care.
3 Charcot Case Studies.
3.1 Introduction.
3.2 Early diagnosis.
3.3 Different presentations.
3.4 Surgery.
3.5 Conservative care.
4 Renal Case Studies.
4.1 Introduction.
4.2 Patients with normal serum creatinine who develop lowcreatinine clearance with infection.
4.3 Low creatinine clearance and complications.
4.4 Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) andcomplications.
4.5 Haemodialysis and complications.
4.6 Renal transplant and complications.
4.7 Revascularisation in renal patients.


Diabetic Foot Care: Case Studies in Clinical Management usesa 100% illustrated patient case study format to demonstrate themultidisciplinary care and clinical management of patients withfeet and lower limb problems as a result of diabetes. Every casehas colour illustrations highlighting both the initial presentationof the foot, right through to treatment and long term follow-upcare. Of particular focus are the management problems, barriers toeffective care, preventable mistakes, unnecessary delays inpresentations, challenging situations, conflicts, dilemmas andsolutions that podiatrists and diabetic specialists face.

Sections in the book include: Neuropathic and neuroischaemicfoot, neuropathic ulcers, ischaemic ulcers, infections, gangrene,traumatic injuries, Charcot's osteoarthropathy, dermatologicalproblems associated with diabetes, painful neuropathy, diabeticfoot emergencies, angiology and foot surgery/amputation. With keypoints and summaries at the beginning and end of each section, thisbook is clear and easy to navigate, making it an ideal tool fordiabetes specialists, diabetes nurses and podiatrists.


With key points and summaries at the beginning and end ofeach section, this book is clear and easy to navigate, making it anideal tool for diabetes specialists, diabetes nurses andpodiatrists. (Mpilibrary.blogspot.co.uk,12 September 2014)"Using a case study format, this volume for diabetes specialists,nurses and podiatrists illustrates the multidisciplinary care andclinical management of patients with foot and lower limb problemsthat are a result of diabetes." ( Booknews, 1 April 2011)
"...this book should be available to everyone involved in thecare of people with diabetes and foot disease, as a stimulus toreflecting on one's own practice, learning from experts and (as theauthors state) improving the outcome of diabetic foot disease."(Practical Diabetes International, 2011)

Author Biography:

Alethea Foster, former Honarary Consultant Podiatrist,King's College Hospital Diabetic Foot Clinic. Ali, who has recentlyretired, was a nationally and internationally recognised leadingpodiatrist, and one of the first Consultant Podiatrists in the UK.She has authored many books and is on several journal editorialboards. In May 2003, Ali was the first podiatrist to be awarded theInternational Diabetic Foot Award, which is only awarded every fouryears to an indvidual who has played a pivotal role in developingdiabetic foot care
Dr Michael Edmonds, Consultant Physician, The DiabeticFoot Clinic, King's College. Mike is a leading Consultant on thefoot, with national and international recognition. He has writtenmany books and journal articles.


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