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Diabetic Foot

Fethi Derbel

Clinique les Oliviers

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Predictors Foot Infection Neuropathy Vasculopathy Immunopathy Laboratory Investigations Imaging Arteriography Debridement Dressings Medical treatment

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About the book

This book will treat the main aspects of the diabetic foot. It will concern the Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Foot Complications. Diabetic foot is a serious complication of diabetes which aggravates the patient’s condition. Diabetes Mellitus is known to have many complications and one of the most distressing is diabetic foot ulcer which affects 15% of people with diabetes. At least half of all amputations occur in people with diabetes, most commonly because of an infected diabetic foot ulcer.

A diabetic foot ulcer is multifactorial and characterized by a classical triad of neuropathy, ischemia, and infection. Infection and peripheral artery disease are key contributors to amputation risk.

Patients at the highest risk for ulceration are those who have a history of ulceration, amputation, peripheral vascular surgery, or Charcot neuroarthropathy.

The majority of foot ulcers will heal, while 10–15% of them will remain active, and 5–24% of them will finally lead to limb amputation within a period of 6–18 months after the first evaluation.

The gold standard for diabetic foot ulcer treatment includes debridement of the wound, medical treatment of any infection, revascularization procedures and surgery.

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Date completed: October 1st 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: October 22nd 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: December 21st 2019

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Review results due: March 10th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 9th 2020

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About the editor

Fethi Derbel

Clinique les Oliviers

Professor Fethi Derbel was born in 1960 in Tunisia. He received his medical degree from the Sousse Faculty of Medicine at Sousse, Tunisia. He completed his surgical residency in General Surgery at the University Hospital Farhat Hached of Sousse and was a member of Unit of Liver Transplantation at the University of Rennes, France. He is presently working in the department of surgery in Sahloul Hospital, Sousse. His hospital activities are mostly concerned with laparoscopic, colorectal,pancreatic, hepato-biliary and gastric surgery. He is a professor at the school of Medicine in Djibouti, past member of the medical committee in the University Hospital Sahloul, Sousse, member of the National College of Surgeons in Tunisia. He has published many articles in journals and collaborates intensively with IntechOpen as an editor.

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