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Levin and O'Neal's The Diabetic Foot

"The primary references for the interdisciplinary team treating diabetic patients"

Levin and O'Neal's The Diabetic Foot

Levin and O'Neal's The Diabetic Foot
Editors: John H. Bowker, Michael A. Pfeifer

Publisher: Mosby, Inc.; 6th edition (January 15, 2001); 790 pages

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The new 6th Edition of LEVIN AND O'NEAL'S THE DIABETIC FOOT, one of the primary references for the interdisciplinary team treating diabetic patients, is updated and newly reorganized with new sections on pathogenesis of artherosclerosis and thrombosis, growth factors and the repair of wounds, managed care and foot care, surgical pathology of the foot and clinicopathologic correlations, plastic surgery, and psychosocial aspects of diabetic foot problems. Seven new chapters in Levin and O'Neal's The Diabetic Foot include information on neuropathy in the diabetic foot; nutrition; staging and classification of foot ulcers: assessment, dressing and topical aspects; the role of the wound care (stroma) nurse; patient education; and self-management of diabetic foot problems.

Table of Contents for Levin and O'Neal's The Diabetic Foot:

Section A - The Foundations of Diabetic Foot Management
   Diabetes Mellitus - Old Assumptions and New Realities
   Epidemiology of Foot Ulcers and Amputations in the Diabetic Foot
   Neuropathic Problems of the Lower Extremities in Diabetic Patients
   Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis in Diabetes Mellitus: New Aspects of Pathogenesis
   Hemorheology - Principles and Concepts
   The Biomechanics of the Foot in Diabetes Mellitus
   Cutaneous Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus
   Nutritional Issues in the Patient with Diabetes and Foot Ulcers
   Pathogenesis and Management of Diabetic Foot Lesions in the Diabetic Patient
   Diabetic Foot Problems and Their Management Around the World
Section B - Evaluation Techniques and Non-Surgical Management
   An Improved Method for Staging and Classification of Foot Lesions in Diabetic Patients
   Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care: Assessment and Management
   Total-Contact Casting in the Treatment of Neuropathic Ulcers
   Alternative Weight Redistribution Methods in the Treatment of Neuropathic Ulcers
   Imaging of the Diabetic Foot
   Noninvasive Vascular Testing in Evaluating Diabetic Peripheral Arterial Disease
   Radiologic Intervention in Diabetic Peripheral Vascular Disease
   Modulating Wound Healing in Diabetes

   Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of the Diabetic Foot Wounds
   Footwear for Injury Prevention: Correlation and Risk Category
   Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot
   Infectious Problems of the Foot in Diabetic Patients
Section C - Surgical Aspects
   Surgical Pathology of the Foot and Clinicopathologic Correlations
   Medical Management of Diabetic Patients During the Perioperative Period
   The Role of Vascular Surgery in the Diabetic Patient
   Plastic Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot
   Charcot Neuropathy of the Foot - Surgical Aspects
   Minor and Major Lower Limb Amputation in Persons with Diabetes Mellitus
   Rehabilitation of the Diabetic Amputee
Section D - Team Approach
   Organizing an Education-Based Diabetic Foot Clinic
   Lower Limb Self-Management Education
   Role of the Wound Care Nurse
   Role of the Podiatrist
   Pedorthic Care of the Diabetic Foot
   Psychosocial and Psychological Aspects of Diabetic Foot Complications
   Empowerment in Amputation Prevention
   Improvements in Diabetic Foot Care with Clinical Information Systems
Section E - Medicolegal Aspects
   Medicolegal Aspects of Care of the Diabetic Foot

Synopsis of Levin and O'Neal's The Diabetic Foot

This guide for the interdisciplinary team treating diabetic patients addresses the medical, surgical, psychosocial, and medicolegal aspects of care. The book provides a thorough overview of the foundations of diabetic foot management, including data on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of diabetic foot lesions and foot biomechanics. The bulk of the book provides a quick reference for the diagnosis, medical, and surgical management of acute clinical problems such as foot ulcer, infection, or acute Charcot neuroarthropathy. These chapters also help the clinician assess controversial areas of management such as painful neuropathy and the role of hyperbaric oxygen, and provide surgeons with conservative approaches that preserve the weight-bearing function of the foot. The entire interdisciplinary team is addressed in regard to patient education, the role of the wound care nurse, psychological aspects, and the impact of managed care on treatment options. The book concludes with a look at the medicolegal considerations relevant to all clinicians providing diabetic foot care.

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