Medicine » Endocrinology and Metabolism

Global Perspective on Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

Edited by Thanh Dinh, ISBN 978-953-307-727-7, 288 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 09, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1173
Edited Volume

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.