A 72-year-old male was referred to our hospital for a plantar ulceration that had occurred many years earlier. The lesion, with exuberant granulation and large areas of necrosis and fibrin, had long been treated by plastic surgeons with no positive evolution
The aim of this study was to document the profile of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) patients who were treated in our clinic and to compare our patients’ clinical and demographic characteristics with those described in the literature to help our understanding of the total burden of PG. A total of 27 (17 women, 10 men) patients with a mean age 48.6 years at diagnosis were included in the study. Seven (25.9%) of them had 3 or more ulcers.
Management of diabetes mellitus (DM) involves podiatrists as the primary practitioners engaged in prevention and treatment of lower limb pathology. Patients must first possess adequate knowledge to engage in effective self-management. A knowledge assessment of a DM cohort has never before been conducted in Ireland
We present a successful split-thickness skin allograft for a chronic cutaneous graft-versus-host disease of the thigh in an immunosuppressed patient, treated for acute myeloid leukemia with allogenic bone marrow stem cells transplant.
The purpose of this study was to review the results of aggressive surgical debridement of neuropathic toe ulcers with exposed bone or joint. We identified patients with a single toe ulcer with exposed bone or joint that had been operated on in an outpatient setting
Erysipelas are common soft tissue infections responding to first-line antibiosis. Because of factors of related to responsible bacteria and host, complications can occur that need extensive surgery in addition to intensified drug therapy.
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of malignant leg ulcers and to identify the most frequent characteristics of such wounds. This study was a retrospective investigation of patients with chronic leg ulcers in a North American tertiary wound clinic. Between January 2011 and September 2013, a total of 1189 patients with lower extremity wounds, including 726 patients with leg wounds, were identified
A novel heparan sulfate glycosaminoglycan mimetic product for local application to promote wound healing (CACIPLIQ) has recently become available. It is a biophysical therapeutic product comprising a polysaccharide as an innovative biomaterial to accomplish mechanical tissue engineering and skin regeneration in the site of ulceration