Diabetic Foot: Prevention and Treatment


Gianni Romano (Editor)

Series: Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED027000

Diabetic Foot: Prevention and Treatment first proposes a noninvasive screening method for diabetes based on the thermoregulation of the peroneal vessel. Since diabetes affects the proneal vessel of the patients significantly, the thermoregulatory behavior of peroneal vessel is studied for induced hot and cold stress in this work.

Next, the authors highlight recent findings in the area of human mesenchymal stem cells sources, their differentiation ability, immunogenicity, adaptation to the microenvironment, as well as use in human clinical trials.

The authors also propose that, given the increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistant pathogens and the failure of antibiotic-exclusive therapeutics in the treatment of diabetic foot infections, combinations of antimicrobial peptides and antibiotics may be a potential treatment alternative.

Advanced diabetic foot ulcer therapies are explored based on current research. Recent studies show that diabetic patients have a 25% risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers in their lifetime.

Lastly, a study was carried out to investigate the effects of social support on the reduction of wound size after four weeks of treatment with standard care in patients with Grade B, Stage I diabetic foot ulcer.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Machine Vision for Early Diabetes Diagnosis
(Punal M. Arabi and Gayatri Joshi, Department of Biomedical Engineering, ACS College of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, and others)

Chapter 2. Clinical Applications of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs): An Effective Treatment
(Surjya Narayan Dash, Nihar Ranjan Dash and Prakash Chandra Mohapatra, Department of Biochemistry, SCB Medical College Cuttack, Odisha, India)

Chapter 3. Are Antimicrobial Peptides the Answer for Diabetic Foot Infection Management?
(Raquel Santos, Luis Tavares and Manuela Oliveira, Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Sanidade Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4. Prospective on Advanced DFU Therapies: Identifying Alternatives to Conventional Therapy Based on Current Research
(Isa Serrano, Raquel Santos, Rui Soares, Luis Tavares and Manuela Oliveira, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 5. The Effects of Social Support and Hope in the Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Treated with Standard Care
(Ayfer Peker Karatoprak and Süreyya Karaöz, Health Care Services, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey, and others)


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