Critical Limb Ischemia

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Alain Branchereau, MD, Michael Jacobs, MD
Wiley, Aug 25, 1999 - Medical - 267 pages
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This book contains 28 chapters representing the opinion of key vascular specialists. It covers a wide spectrum of definition and criteria of critical limb ischemia (CLI), its pathophysiology, epidemiology, assessment, and therapy. Objective criteria, which are associated with the definition of CLI, have been the source of many debates and, therefore, their disadvantages and limitations are presented and alternatives and recommendations are suggested.

Present-day medical treatment of CLI includes spinal cord stimulation, antiplatelet drugs, defibrinating agents, vasoactive substances, and prostanoids. Therapies of choice, such as distal bypass surgery for extensive arterial disease, and alternative procedures are also surveyed.

Clinical and surgical specialists concerned with endovascular and surgical intervention will benefit from this engaging treatise that stretches from general to specific medical conditions of CLI, quality of life, long-term morbidity and mortality, and the role of primary amputation.

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About the author (1999)

Dr. Alain Branchereau, Hopital Ste-Marguerite, Universite Mediterranee, Marseille

Michael Jacobs is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University, and in independent practice in Swanage, Dorset, where he supervises counselors, sees clients and continues to write and edit. Prior to retirement he was Director of the Counseling and Psychotherapy program at the University of Leicester for 15 years, and prior to that, a therapist in the Student Health Service at the same University for 12 years. His books on psychodynamic counselling and therapy are used as key texts on many training courses.

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