Anemia in Patients With Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Prevalence, Clinical Characteristics, and Outcome

July 20, 2016

The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) patients with anemia and assess the relationship between anemia and DFU outcome. A retrospective cohort study was conducted on patients with DFU who attended our hospital from May 2007 to September 2014. All of the variables in the DFU patients with and without anemia were compared.

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Clinical Efficacy Test of Polyester Containing Herbal Extract Dressings in Burn Wound Healing

July 20, 2016

Technological advancement has assisted in developing various availabilities of wound products that help in not only in healing and preventing infection but also in providing patients’ comfort and pain reduction during application. However, most of advanced wound healing products in Thailand were imported at high costs to patients. Nowadays, there are increased numbers of local researches of herbs that could provide healing environment for successful wound care

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Knee and Ankle Reconstruction With Reverse Anterolateral Thigh and Free Anterolateral Thigh Flap From One Donor Site

June 17, 2016

Traditionally, the anterolateral thigh (ALT) free flap is used in distal lower extremity reconstruction. Reverse ALT flap has become one of the most popular choices for knee joint soft tissue defects. A 53-year-old man sustained a degloving injury in the right lateral side of the lower extremity from the lateral malleolar area to the knee joint area.

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Zinc-Responsive Necrolytic Acral Erythema in a Patient With Psoriasis: A Rare Case

June 6, 2016

Necrolytic acral erythema (NAE) is a recently recognized dermatosis almost exclusively associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and closely related to zinc deficiency. We present the case of a 60-year-old man with a history of psoriasis and chronic HCV infection, who developed new lesions of NAE extending from previous elephantine psoriatic plaques on bilateral lower legs

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A Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Diabetic Foot: Case Report

April 5, 2016

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

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Chronic Ulcer by Cutaneous GvHD After Bone Marrow Transplantation Treated With Skin Allograft From HLA-Identical Donor: Case Report and Literature…

March 23, 2016

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.

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Efficacy of a New Heparan Sulfate Mimetic Dressing in the Healing of Foot and Lower Extremity Ulcerations in Type 2 Diabetes: A Case Series

March 1, 2016

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

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Nerve-Related Injuries and Treatments for the Lower Extremity

February 8, 2016

This issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is focused on nerve-related injuries, entrapments, and treatments of the lower extremity. From small-fiber neuropathy and skin biopsy techniques to chronic nerve compression in the diabetic patient, this issue covers a wide range of neurologic conditions for the reconstructive surgeon. Great emphasis is given to the detailed lower extremity neurologic examination and surgical nerve decompression for diabetic neuropathic foot conditions.

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Patient With Hereditary Spherocytosis

December 28, 2015

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, relapsing cutaneous disease with 4 distinctive clinical manifestations: ulcerative, bullous, pustular, and vegetative lesions. It mainly occurs in adults and is frequently associated with systemic diseases, most commonly inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatologic disease, or hematological dyscrasias. However, there have been no previous reports of PG in a patient with hereditary spherocytosis, a common inherited hemolytic anemia.

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