diabetic

Chronic Ulceration and Sinus Formation due to Foreign Body: An Often-Forgotten Problem

September 25, 2014

Foreign bodies like residues of suture or mesh may lead to a foreign body reaction, cavity formation and continuous secretion and perhaps ulceration. We present a more than 9 years long medical record of a 49 year old man after a simple surgical procedure

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Saving the Limb in Diabetic Patients With Ischemic Foot Lesions Complicated by Acute Infection

September 25, 2014

Ischemia and infection are the most important factors affecting the prognosis of foot ulcerations in diabetic patients. To improve the outcome of these patients, it is necessary to aggressively treat 2 important pathologies—namely, occlusive arterial disease affecting the tibial and femoral arteries and infection of the ischemic diabetic foot. Each of these 2 conditions may lead to major limb amputation, and the presence of both critical limb ischemia (CLI) and acute deep infection is a major risk factor for lower-extremity amputation.

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How to Cope With the Increasing Burden of the Diabetic Foot: "Better Three Hours Too Soon Than a Minute Too Late"

September 16, 2014

Follow this link: How to Cope With the Increasing Burden of the Diabetic Foot: "Better Three Hours Too Soon Than a Minute Too Late"

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Diabetic Foot Infections Fall — Not!

September 8, 2014

From Medpage Today By Ed Susman , Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by  Zalman S. Agus, MD ; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania WASHINGTON — The incidence of diabetic foot infections in the U.S

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Offloading the Diabetic Foot: 30 Years of Research in 30 Minutes

September 4, 2014

For those attending the SingHealth-Duke-NUH symposium (and everyone else): enjoy!

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The Diabetic Foot: History, Management and Measurement

September 4, 2014

For those of you attending the SingHealth-Duke-NUH Meeting (and others): Enjoy!

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Emphasizing The Fundamentals And Patient Education In Diabetic Foot Care

August 20, 2014

Treating the diabetic foot is relatively straightforward. We need to ensure that blood flow is adequate, eradicate infection, eliminate pressure from the wound site and regularly remove the dead and devitalized tissue from the affected area.

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Technology to improve treatment of diabetic complications

August 19, 2014

Neuropathy, or nerve disease, is one of the most common complications of diabetes affecting about half of the diabetic population. Its implications can be severe: foot ulcers leading to amputations and disabling chronic pain.

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Cultures of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Without Clinical Signs of Infection Do Not Predict Outcomes

July 13, 2014

Cultures of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Without Clinical Signs of Infection Do Not Predict Outcomes Gardner SE 1 ,  Haleem A 2 ,  Jao YL 3 ,  Hillis SL 4 ,  Femino JE 5 ,  Phisitkul P 5 ,  Heilmann KP 2 ,  Lehman SM 3 ,  Franciscus CL 6 . 1 College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA sue-gardner@uiowa.edu

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The 3-Minute Diabetic Foot Exam + Referral Guidelines For Primary Care #FootAttack

July 7, 2014

These guidelines and the presentation listed below were adapted from our American Diabetes Association’s Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Examination . Further information can be found here . 

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