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Critical Limb Ischemia

Diagnosis and Treatment: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Editors: Horsch, Svante, Claeys, Luc (Eds.)

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Chronic critical limb ischemia remains one of the most frequent causes of illness and hospitalization in the western world. Interest in critical limb ischemia has increased markedly in recent years. There have been significant achievements in diagnostic pro­ cedures as well as in the medical, invasive, and surgical treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia. Despite a considerable research effort, the pathophysiological mechanisms of critical limb ischemia in humans remains to be established. Prominent is the increasing interest in the microcirculation, as well as in the hemorheological, hemostatic and inflammatory changes which may promote critical limb ischemia. Further research is necessary to quantify the relevance of microcirculatory in­ vestigations in terms of predicting the prognosis or to evaluate the effects of new therapies. Our main task is to offer the patient the best possible therapy in order to avoid limb loss and to improve quality of life. The various methods of treatment, their suc­ cess rates, and their complications, must be carefully evaluated and discussed. This volume presents the complex field of diagnosis and treatment of critical limb ischemia. The diagnosis and treatment involves different specialists including angio­ logists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, diabeto­ logists, etc. Individual chapters have been written by Belgian and German experts in the various specialities, who present their own experience. We are very grateful that these experts have joined us to produce this book on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and rational therapy.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Definition, incidence and epidemiology of critical limb ischemia

    Fonteyne, W., M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 2-6

  • Natural history and evolution of peripheral arterial disease

    Duprez, Prof. Dr. med. D.

    Pages 7-12

  • Patient prognosis with critical limb ischemia: an update of 164 patients

    Wautrecht, Prof. J. C., M.D., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 13-17

  • Investigation and management of patients with chronic critical limb ischemia due to peripheral arterial occlusive disease

    Claeys, L., M.D.

    Pages 21-27

  • The role of Prostaglandin E1 in patients with critical leg ischemia

    Diehm, Prof. Dr. med. Curt

    Pages 29-44

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Limb Ischemia
Book Subtitle
Diagnosis and Treatment: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Svante Horsch
  • Luc Claeys
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Steinkopff-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-72515-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-72515-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7985-0968-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations
Topics