Leg Ulcers

1st Edition

A Problem-Based Learning Approach


  • Moya Morison
  • Christine Moffatt
  • Peter Franks
    • Electronic ISBN 9780723435242

    Key Features

    • A comprehensive approach incorporates up-to-date clinical information.
    • Problem-based learning allows readers to learn through real-life situations relevant to their clinical area.
    • Reflective case studies encourage readers to explore new ideas and challenge the basis of their practice.
    • Sources of knowledge chapter assists readers in identifying up-to-date sources of information to enhance their professional practice.

    Table of Contents

    Section 1: INTRODUCTION

    1. What is problem-based learning?

    2. Sources of knowledge, evidence-based practice and the development and effective use of reflective portfolios to enhance professional practice

    3. How to make the most of this book

    Section 2: CASE STUDIES

    A simple venous ulcer

    Non-healing venous ulceration

    Complex venous/lymphatic ulceration

    An arterial ulcer progressing to below-knee

    Mixed venous/arterial ulcer

    Arterial ulceration in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

    A neuropathic diabetic foot ulcer

    An ischaemic diabetic foot

    An ulcer due to Waldenström’s cryoglobulinaemia

    Malignancy in a long-standing venous ulcer

    An ulcer associated with pyoderma gangrenosum

    An ulcer associated with tuberculosis

    An ulcer associated with sickle cell disease

    A tropical ulcer (yaws)

    A self-inflicted ulcer


    4. Epidemiology

    5. Health economics

    6. Models of service provision

    7. A framework for patient assessment and care planning

    8. Causation of venous leg ulcers

    9. Venous ulcers: patient assessment

    10. Compression therapy in leg ulcer management

    11. Surgery and sclerotherapy in the management of venous ulcers

    12. Surgical treatment to cover skin defects, including skin grafting and tissue extension

    13. An overview of pharmacological treatment options for venous leg ulcers

    14. Lymphoedema of the lower limb: causation, assessment and management

    15. Arterial ulcers: theories of causation

    16. Ischaemic ulceration: investigation of arterial disease

    17. Leg ulcers associated with arterial insufficiency: treatment

    18. The diabetic foot

    19. Malignancy, including surgical management

    20. Inflammatory u


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    Mosby Ltd.
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