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Survey of Wound-Healing Centers and Wound Care Units in China

February 27, 2015

The purpose of this study is to report the Chinese experience of establishing hospital-based wound care centers over 15 years.

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Safety and Effectiveness of Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance in the Management of Postsurgical Lesion of the Diabetic Foot

February 27, 2015

To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of therapeutic magnetic resonance (TMR) in the management of the diabetic foot (DF), we treated a group of consecutive type 2 diabetic inpatients with wide postsurgical lesions (Group A: N = 10; age 67.7 ± 18.9 years, duration of diabetes 22.3 ± 6.6 years, 8.1 ± 1.1%, body mass index 29.4 ± 2.1 kg/m 2 ), for 2 consecutive weeks, while admitted, with a low-intensity magnetic resonance equipment, in addition to standard treatment.

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Transdifferentiation of Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Into Epidermal-Like Cells by the Mimicking Skin Microenvironment

February 20, 2015

Human umbilical cord–derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) are multipotent, primitive, and have been widely used for skin tissue engineering. Their transdifferentiation is determined by the local microenvironment. In this study, we investigated the potential epidermal differentiation of UC-MSCs and the formation of epidermis substitutes in a 3-dimensional (3D) microenvironment, which was fabricated by UC-MSCs embedded into collagen–chitosan scaffolds (CCSs) combined with an air–liquid interface (ALI) culture system.

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Bacteriological Investigation of Chronic Wounds in a Specialized Wound Healing Department: A Retrospective Analysis of 107 Cases

February 20, 2015

To investigate the information of chronic wounds, especially in the aspect of microbiological profile and to explore the relationship between the wound culture result and chronic wounds infection, we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 107 patients with chronic wounds from January 2011 to December 2013.

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The Diabetic Foot Epidemic, Worldwide: An Interview with SALSA’s David G. Armstrong in India @UofA @Bio5

February 4, 2015

From Diabeteshealth.co.in, March Edition

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Practical Pearls For Treating Sesamoiditis In Athletes

January 30, 2015
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Using The Dorsal Perforator Metatarsal Artery Propeller Flap To Facilitate Limb Salvage

January 29, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 2 – February 2015 Author(s):  Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS Section:  Online Exclusive Topics:  Limb Salvage Diabetic Foot Ulcer

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A Look Back At Times In My Career When I Was Humbled

January 22, 2015

One of my assignments for the upcoming 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) is a discussion of the most humbling occurrences in my career. There have been many such occurrences in my 40 years of practice. However, I did seriously consider three examples of humbling experiences in my professional career

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Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetic Foot Problems and Predictive Factors for Amputation in China

January 8, 2015

To determine incidence and clinically relevant risk factors for diabetic amputation in a large cohort study of diabetic foot ulceration patients in China, we investigated a total of 669 diabetic foot ulceration patients, who were assessed at baseline for demographic information, medical and social history, peripheral neuropathy screening, periphery artery disease screening, assessment of nutritional status and diabetic control, physical examination including foot deformity in 15 Grade III-A hospitals. Of the 669 patients, 435 were male and 201 were female, with the mean age being 64.0 years. Of all patients, 110 had neuropathic ulcers, 122 had ischemic ulcers, 276 had neuroischemic ulcers, and 12 cases were unclassified

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