diabetic-foot

Open bypass and endovascular procedures among diabetic foot ulcer cases in the United States from 2001 to 2010

July 15, 2014

Open bypass and endovascular procedures among diabetic foot ulcer cases in the United States from 2001 to 2010 : Skrepnek G, Armstrong DG and Mills JL J Vasc Surg, 2014  DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.04.071 Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate trends in outcomes of inpatient mortality, surgical complications, charges, and length of stay stratified according to open vs endovascular revascularization and amputation status in patients admitted to the hospital with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Methods Inpatient discharge records from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project were used in this retrospective cohort study spanning 2001 to 2010.

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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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Diabetic Foot: A Cinderella Specialty, Needs Team Approach

June 21, 2014

Diabetic Foot: A Cinderella Specialty, Needs Team Approach : SAN FRANCISCO — Results from 2 new studies in diabetes-related foot complications indicate how vital it is for healthcare professionals to adopt a multidisciplinary team approach when it comes to managing this often-neglected complication of diabetes. The findings were reported at the  American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2014 Scientific Sessions  earlier this week. In the first study, a retrospective look back at 10 years of treatment of underserved populations in a single center, Merribeth Bruntz, DPM, from the Denver Health Medical Center, Colorado, reported a staggering reduction in the number of amputations after she established a limb-salvage program in her institution.

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Keys To Diagnosing And Treating Posterior Heel Pain

June 20, 2014

There is no question that heel pain is one of the most commonly presenting complaints to the podiatric practitioner. Although plantar heel pain seems to predominate in this category, we cannot overlook posterior heel pain as an important subset of heel pain syndrome.

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Emerging Concepts In The Etiology Of Charcot Joints

June 20, 2014

With new developments in the research on Charcot neuroarthropathy, these authors examine emerging research findings on osteoclastic activity, the RAGE pathway and cytokine recruitment, and share insights on current imaging tools and treatment modalities.

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A Million-Foot-Long Emergency: Diabetic Foot Emergency Department Admissions in the USA #2014ADA

June 16, 2014

There are a lot of data here.

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Clinical Examination and Treatment of a Leg Ulcer Caused by a Stingray Puncture

May 30, 2014

The most frequent causes of leg ulcers include venous incompetency (superficial and deep), arterial insufficiency, trauma, vasculitis, and neoplasm. Leg ulcers from injury by stingrays are quite rare. In this case report, we describe a leg ulcer caused by a stingray sting complicated by infection, which healed completely without surgery.

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Wound Care Study and Translation Application: A Team’s Work in China

May 28, 2014

Trauma, tissue repair, and regeneration are frontier research areas in China and a team led by Professor Xiaobing Fu has become an important unit in this field in China.

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A CD30(-) Transformed Mycosis Fungoides Case Responding Very Well to Systemic Bexarotene and Methotrexate

May 28, 2014

The course of mycosis fungoides (MF) is indolent except when transformation to a large T-cell lymphoma occurs. The diagnosis of transformed MF relies on the presence of more than 25% of large cells on biopsy of an MF lesion

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May 26, 2014

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