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Podiatric Medicine

Cristina Gonzalez-Martin

University of A Coruña

Dr. Cristina Gonzalez-Martin has clinical and professional experience for 20 years in the field of podiatry both at a teaching and clinical level.


Maria Teresa Garcia Rodriguez

Complexo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña

Dr. Maria Teresa Garcia Rodriguez has extensive clinical experience for 30 years in the field of nursing, developing the experience at the A Coruña University Hospital.


Diabetes Foot Complications Alterations Nails Skin Pathology Foot Injuries Deformities Foot Structure Mechanical

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This book will aim to offer a broader view of the foot and its disorders. Within the theme of this book, we will address diabetes, as it is a very prevalent pathology among the population and that every day the number of people who suffer from it increases more and more, especially it is a great impact on the foot. We will also treat dermal and nail alterations because they have a huge impact on the health of the foot and in some cases, they are much unknown. And of course, biomechanical alterations, which nowadays have a great influence on the structure not only of the foot and lower limb but also on the position of the body in general, causing serious consequences at the joint and muscular level throughout the body. Structural alterations affect from the foot to the head. It is important to analyze them to avoid much more serious injuries and pathologies.

The objective of this book will be to learn more about the foot and its disorders.

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Date completed: November 3rd 2020

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Review results due: April 20th 2021

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Expected publication date: June 19th 2021

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About the editor

Cristina Gonzalez-Martin

University of A Coruña

Cristina Gonzalez-Martin (4/10/1973). BSc podiatry in 1998 in University complutense of Madrid. BSc anthropology in 2007 in San Antonio Catholic University. Doctor in Podiatry in 2013 with the title: "Podiatric pathology in a population random sample". CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STATUS: PhD at the University of La Coruña since 1998 PARTICIPATION IN FINANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS: PREVALENCE OF PERIPHERAL ARTERIOPATHY, PODOLOGICAL PATHOLOGY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION. PUBLICATIONS: 1. Rodriguez-Veiga D, González-Martín C, Pertega-Díaz S, Seoane-Pillado T, Barreiro-Quintás M, Balboa-Barreiro V. [Prevalencia de artrosis de rodilla en una muestra aleatoria poblacional en personas de 40 y más años de edad]. Gac Med Mex. 2019;155(1):39-45. Spanish. doi: 10.24875/GMM.18004527. PMID: 30799466. 2. Gonzalez-Martin C, Pertega-Diaz S, Seoane-Pillado T, Balboa-Barreiro V, Soto-Gonzalez A, Veiga-Seijo R. Structural, Dermal and Ungual Characteristics of the Foot in Patients with Type II Diabetes. Medicina (Kaunas). 2019;55(10):639. Published 2019 Sep 25. doi:10.3390/medicina55100639. 3. Gulias-Soidan D, Fraga-Manteiga D, Mosquera-Rodriguez VX, et al. The Importance of the Mediastinal Triangle in Traumatic Lesions of the Aorta. Medicina (Kaunas). 2019;55(6):263. Published 2019 Jun 10. doi:10.3390/medicina55060263. 4. Mosquera-Fernández A, Díaz-Rodríguez M, González-Martín C, Platero-Arboiro M, Souto-Rey V, Balboa-Barreiro V. Hábitos podológicos en personas con alteraciones ungueales. Gac Med Mex. 2017;153(7):810-817. doi:10.24875/GMM.17003023. 5. Pita-Fernández S, Alhayek-Aí M, González-Martín C, López-Calviño B, Seoane-Pillado T, Pértega-Díaz S. Intensive follow-up strategies improve outcomes in nonmetastatic colorectal cancer patients after curative surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Oncol. 2015;26(4):644-656. doi:10.1093/annonc/mdu543. 6. Gonzalez-Martin C, Grande Morais S, Pertega-Diaz S, Seoane-Pillado T, Balboa-Barreiro V, Veiga-Seijo R. Concordance between the Different Cardiovascular Risk Scores in People with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis Arthritis. Cardiol Res Pract. 2019; 2019:7689208. Published 2019 Mar 14. doi:10.1155/2019/7689208. 7. Pita-Fernandez S, Gonzalez-Martin C, Alonso-Tajes F, et al. Flat Foot in a Random Population and its Impact on Quality of Life and Functionality. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017;11(4):LC22-LC27. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2017/24362.9697. 8. González-Martín C, Alonso-Tajes F, Pérez-García S, et al. Hallux valgus in a random population in Spain and its impact on quality of life and functionality. Rheumatol Int. 2017; 37(11):1899-1907. doi: 10.1007/s00296-017-3817-z. 9. Seoane-Pillado MT, Pita-Fernández S, Valdés-Cañedo F, et al. Incidence of cardiovascular events and associated risk factors in kidney transplant patients: a competing risks survival analysis. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017; 17(1):72. Published 2017 Mar 7. doi: 10.1186/s12872-017-0505-6. 10. Gonzalez-Martin C, Pita-Fernandez S, Seoane-Pillado T, Lopez-Calviño B, Pertega-Diaz S, Gil-Guillen V. Variability between Clarke's angle and Chippaux-Smirak index for the diagnosis of flat feet. Colomb Med (Cali). 2017; 48(1):25-31. Published 2017 Mar 30. 11. Pita-Fernandez S, González-Martín C, Seoane-Pillado T, Pertega-Diaz S, Perez-Garcia S, López-Calviño B. Podiatric medical abnormalities in a random population sample 40 years or older in Spain. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2014;104(6):574-582. doi:10.7547/8750-7315-104.6.574. 12. Pita-Fernández S, Seijo-Bestilleiro R, Pértega-Díaz S, et al. A randomized clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of CO-oximetry and anti-smoking brief advice in a cohort of kidney transplant patients who smoke: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016;17:174. Published 2016 Apr 1. doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1311-7. 13. Pita-Fernández S, González-Martín C, Seoane-Pillado T, López-Calviño B, Pértega-Díaz S, Gil-Guillén V. Validity of footprint analysis to determine flatfoot using clinical diagnosis as the gold standard in a random sample aged 40 years and older. J Epidemiol. 2015;25(2):148-154. doi:10.2188/jea.JE20140082. 14. González-Vilas D, Monteagudo B, González-Martín C, Ramírez-Santos A, Campo-Cerecedo F. Kidney transplant patient with Kaposi sarcoma in the left foot. Trasplantado renal con sarcoma de Kaposi en el pie izquierdo. Arch Esp Urol. 2020;73(6):570-571. 15. Villar RR, Fernández SP, Garea CC, Pillado MTS, Barreiro VB, Martín CG. Quality of life and anxiety in women with breast cancer before and after treatment. Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 2017 Dec 21;25: e2958. doi: 10.1590/1518-8345.2258.2958. English, Portuguese, Spanish. PubMed PMID: 29267541; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5738954. 16. Gonzalez-martin C, Bolsa-Col P, Mosquera-Fernandez A, Balboa-Barreiro V, Gulias-Soidan D. Simple bone cyst in the calcaneus. About a case. Clinical Case Studies and Reports. 2019 Volume 2: 1-4. 17. Sierra-Palmeiro, E.; Bobo-Arce, M.; Fernández-Villarino, M.; Alonso-Tajes, F.; González-Martin, M.C.; Gómez-Rivas, L. (2020) Association Foot Morphology and Performance in Rhythmic Gymnastics. Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte vol. 20 (79) pp. 567-583 Http:// DOI:

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