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Global Perspective on Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

Edited by Thanh Dinh

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States of America

Over the last decade, it is becoming increasingly clear that diabetes mellitus is a global epidemic. The influence of diabetes is most readily apparent in its manifestation in foot complications across cultures and continents. In this unique collaboration of global specialists, we examine the explosion of foot disease in locations that must quickly grapple with both mobilizing medical expertise and shaping public policy to best prevent and treat these serious complications. In other areas of the world where diabetic foot complications have unfortunately been all too common, diagnostic testing and advanced treatments have been developed in response. The bulk of this book is devoted to examining the newest developments in basic and clinical research on the diabetic foot. It is hoped that as our understanding of the pathophysiologic process expands, the devastating impact of diabetic foot complications can be minimized on a global scale.

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Global Perspective on Diabetic Foot UlcerationsEdited by Thanh Dinh

Published: December 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1173

ISBN: 978-953-307-727-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6602-3

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

54716 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

26 Web of Science Citations

42 Dimensions Citations


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1. Possible Diabetic-Foot Complications in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Ezera Agwu, Ephraim O. Dafiewhare and Peter E. Ekanem


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2. Reducing Diabetic Foot Problems and Limb Amputation: An Experience from India

By Sharad Pendsey


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3. Screening of Foot Inflammation in Diabetic Patients by Non-Invasive Imaging Modalities

By Takashi Nagase, Hiromi Sanada, Makoto Oe, Kimie Takehara, Kaoru Nishide and Takashi Kadowaki


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4. Wound Fluid Diagnostics in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

By Markus Löffler, Michael Schmohl, Nicole Schneiderhan-Marra and Stefan Beckert


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5. Wound Measurement in Diabetic Foot Ulceration

By Julia Shaw and Patrick M. Bell


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6. The Temporary Orthesio-Therapy for Diabetic Foot

By Richard Florence


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7. The Biomechanics of the Diabetic Foot

By Dennis Shavelson


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8. A Protocol for Primary Podogeriatric Assessment for Older Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

By Arthur E. Helfand


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9. The Pathogenesis of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Prevention and Management

By F. Aguilar Rebolledo, J. M. Terán Soto and Jorge Escobedo de la Peña


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10. Role of Nitric Oxide in Extracellular Matrix Metabolism and Inflammation in Diabetic Wound Healing

By Victor L. Sylvia, Audra D. Myers, Brandon M. Seifert, Eric M. Stehly, Michael A. Weathers, David D. Dean and Javier LaFontaine


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11. Nutritional Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers - A Key to Success

By Patrizio Tatti and Annabel Barber


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12. Intralesional Human Recombinant Epidermal Growth Factor for the Treatment of Advanced Diabetic Foot Ulcer: From Proof of Concept to Confirmation of the Efficacy and Safety of the Procedure

By Pedro A. López-Saura, Jorge Berlanga-Acosta, José I. Fernández-Montequín, Carmen Valenzuela-Silva, Odalys González-Díaz, William Savigne, Lourdes Morejon-Vega, Amaurys del Río-Martín, Luis Herrera-Martínez, Ernesto López-Mola and Boris Acevedo-Castro


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13. Lactoferrin as an Adjunctive Agent in the Treatment of Bacterial Infections Associated with Diabetic Foot Ulcers

By Maria Elisa Drago-Serrano, Mireya De la Garza and Rafael Campos-Rodríguez


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14. Charcot Neuro-Osteoarthropathy

By A.C. van Bon


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