Managing the Diabetic Foot

Author: Michael E. Edmonds


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  • ISBN: 9780470655054
  • Author: Michael E. Edmonds
  • Publ Date: 2014-02-14
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 246
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 187804

Table of Contents :

Acknowledgements vii
Preface ix
Abbreviations xiii
Introduction 1
Managing Stage 1: the normal foot 35
Managing Stage 2: the high-risk foot 51
Managing Stage 3: the ulcerated foot 71
Managing Stage 4: the infected foot 147
Managing Stage 5: the necrotic foot 195
Managing Stage 6: the unsalvageable foot 211
Appendix: Problems of differential diagnosis 215
Further reading 219
Index 221


Foot problems in diabetic patients are some of the mostchallenging complications to treat, due to an often quite latepresentation of symptoms from the patient. Therefore visualrecognition of presenting clinical signs is absolutely key for asuccessful diagnosis and subsequently, the rightmanagement programme.

The 3rd edition of Managing the Diabetic Foot once againprovides a practical, handy and accessible pocket guide to theclinical management of patients with severe feet problemsassociated with diabetes, such as ulcers, infections andnecrosis. By focusing on the need for a speedy responseto the clinical signs, it will enable doctorsmake rapid, effective management decisions in orderto help prevent deterioration and avoid the needfor evental foot amputation.

Each chapter focuses specifically on the different stagesof foot disease and the clinical management required at thatparticular stage, ie, the normal foot; high-risk foot,ulcerated foot, infected foot, necrotic foot and unsalvageablefoot. Full colour throughout, it will feature over 150 clinical photos,numerous hints and tips to aid rapid-reference, as well as thelatest national and international guidelines on diabetic footmanagement. Managing the Diabetic Foot, 3E, is the ideal go-to clinicaltool for all diabetes professionals, specialist diabetesnurses and podiatrists managing patients withdiabetic foot problems.


Most of the illustrations are in color, with a fewwell-produced line drawings. There is a nice glossary of commonlyused abbreviations, a useful reading list, and a very helpfulappendix of differential diagnosis for some of conditionsassociated with the diabetic foot. (Doody's, 19December 2014)
Managing the Diabetic Foot, 3E, is the ideal go-toclinical tool for all diabetes professionals, specialist diabetesnurses and podiatrists managing patients with diabetic footproblems. (Kingbook73's Medical Ebook and VideoCollection, 30 September 2014)

Author Biography:

Michael E Edmonds MD FRCP is Consultant Physician, King's Diabetes Centre, King's College Hospital, London. A BMA award-winning author (for A Practical Manual of Diabetic Footcare), Dr Edmonds is a world-renowned expert on diabetic foot disease and has lectured throughout the world, giving the inaugural Roger Pecoraro Lecture at the ADA annual meeting. He is Chairman of the Diabetic Foot Study Group of the EASD and has had 66 journal articles published.
Alethea V M Foster BA(Hons) PGCE MChS SRCh DipPodM sadly passed away in January 2011, but was a key figure in diabetic foot disease and the author of multiple books on the topic. She was involved in the development of the UK Government's National Service Framework for Diabetes, implemented in all hospitals, clinics and primary care practices from 2004 until the present day. In 2003, she was the first podiatrist to be awarded the International Diabetic Foot Award, which is only awarded every four years to an individual who has played a pivotal role in developing diabetic foot care.


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