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Leg ulcers : diagnosis and treatment

Author: Wiete Westerhof
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In this work, internationally-renowned dermatologists and surgeons treat the various aspects of leg ulcers. It is a complete guide to the diagnosis and management of leg ulcers for medical personnel.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wiete Westerhof
ISBN: 0444814272 9780444814272
OCLC Number: 28424210
Description: xii, 409 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface. List of contributors. Introduction (W. Westerhof). Historical aspects (A. Scholz). The epidemiology of leg ulcers (T.J. Ryan). Mechanisms of cutaneous wound repair (R.A.F. Clark). Differential diagnosis of leg ulcers (W. Westerhof, J.R. Mekkes, C.J.W. van Ginkel). Diagnostic procedures (W. Vanscheidt, H. Partsch). Leg ulcers due to venous insufficiency (V. Wienert, W. Vanscheidt, E. Rabe). Leg ulcers due to arterial insufficiency (J.S.P. Lumley, P. Hornick). Ulceration caused by microcirculatory disorders and necrotizing vasculitis (U. Schultz-Ehrenburg, N.G. Weindorf). The neuropathic foot (W.R. Faber, R.P.J. Michels, B. Naafs). Ulcers due to tumours (H. Kofler, P. Fritsch). Ulcers in haematological disorders (G.R. Serjant). Ulcers caused by physical or chemical injury (S. Manchini et al.). Ulceration caused by micro-organisms (M. Harahap). Miscellaneous causes of ulcerations of the lower legs (J. Castanet, J.P. Ortonne). Causes of delayed wound healing and optimization of the patient's condition (P. Paquet, C.M. Lapiere). Wound infections and antibacterial therapy (R. Niedner, E. Schopf). Debridement: an essential step in wound healing (L. Hellgren, J. Vincent). Pharmacological treatment of leg ulcers (J. Chester, J.A. Dormandy). Wound dressing and local treatment (A.J. Nemeth, W.H. Eaglstein). Grafting techniques (P.B. Nanninga et al.). New therapeutic possibilities (H.P. Ehrlich). Vein valve transplant in chronic venous insufficiency (S.A. Taheri et al.). Organization of out-patient wound care for venous leg ulcers (H.J. Hulsebosch). Evaluation techniques for the assessment of wound healing (L. Hellgren, J. Vincent). Research on leg ulcers (W. Westerhof et al.). Index.
Responsibility: editor, Wiete Westerhof.


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