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Leg Ulcers "Diagnosis and management"

  • EDITOR Hodder Arnold Publishers.
  • NIVEL Profesional
  • IDIOMAInglés
  • ISBN 978-0-340-81013-2
  • EAN 9780340810132
  • Colección -
  • Número -
  • Encuadernado Tapa Dura
  • Páginas 253
  • Largo 280
  • Ancho 220
  • Peso -
  • Fecha 15-10-2005
  • Número 3
  • Año 2005
The first edition of Leg Ulcers by David Negus was published in 1991. Since then, developments in the management of venous disorders and, in particular, of venous ulceration, have continued apace. Prominent among these has been the development of duplex ultrasound scanning, which now enables the diagnosis and treatment of venous ulceration to be undertaken with a sound knowledge of the underlying anatomy. Treatment options now include PIN stripping of the long saphenous vein, endoscopic perforating vein interruption and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy.

All of these developments, and more, are covered in this comprehensive guide to the management of this unpleasant and often socially unacceptable disorder. The book covers a wide diversity of subjects with authority and detail, including the relationship between venous ulcers and primary venous insufficiency as well as post-thrombotic syndrome, risk factors for deep vein thrombosis, recent advances in wound healing and microcirculatory changes in venous ulceration.

Written by a team of internationally recognised experts, this third edition of Leg Ulcers contains comprehensive reviews of the relevant literature and provides advice for those faced with difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problems, whatever their clinical setting.

Table of Contents:
Historical background
Epidemiology – the extent of the problem
The blood vessels of the lower limb: applied anatomy
Venous return from the lower limb: muscle pumps, normal and disordered function
Venous thrombosis: etiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
The pathology of leg ulcers and venous disorders
Microcirculation in venous ulcers
Differential diagnosis of leg ulcers
Diagnosis: history and examination
Anatomical diagnosis:
Duplex ultrasound
Venography of the lower extremity
Functional diagnosis: Plethysmography and venous pressure measurement
Compression therapy in venous leg ulcers
Primary ulcer healing: dressings and compression
Skin grafting of venous ulcers
Surgical treatment of superficial venous incompetence: surgery of the saphenous veins
Surgical treatment of superficial venous incompetence: recent advances
Surgery of perforating veins
Sclerotherapy in the treatment of varicose veins
Echosclerotherapy for the management of saphenous reflux
The place of deep venous reconstruction: indications, techniques, results
Treatment of venous obstruction
Treatment of ischemic ulceration
Venous surgery in ulcer management: a review
Recurrent ulceration: prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Compression hosiery: compression measurements and fitting
Pharmacological treatment in venous leg ulcers
Topical agents to promote wound healing

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