diabetic-foot

Diabetic Foot Burns: A Case Series – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Abstract: Burn injury in diabetic patients has been a recent topic of interest in published studies. Previous studies have shown increased complications in diabetic patients compared with nondiabetic controls who have sustained these injuries. A paucity of research has been devoted to foot-specific diabetic burn injury

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Zimbabwe: Authorities Partner to Open #Diabetic Foot Clinics to stop #Footattack

March 29, 2014

allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Authorities Partner to Open Diabetic Foot Clinics : New reports from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) indicate that Zimbabwe has the fourth highest prevalence of diabetes in the African region. People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing a number of serious health problems including cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, infection and lower limb amputation. To address this emerging crisis, the Zimbabwe Diabetic Association (ZDA), Ministry of Health and Child Care, International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and University of Zimbabwe are partnering to establish preventative foot care centres that provide screening and early detection services as well as education and awareness campaigns about diabetic foot complications and diabetic risk factors

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Ireland: Fall in diabetic foot amputations but a rise in foot ulcers – Independent.ie

March 25, 2014

Fall in diabetic foot amputations but a rise in leg ulcers – Independent.ie : EILISH O’REGAN  – PUBLISHED 24 MARCH 2014 02:30 AM The number of people with diabetes who had to have a foot amputated fell by 21 last year despite more diabetics being diagnosed.

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Reducing Major Lower Extremity Amputations After the Introduction of a Multidisciplinary Team for the Diabetic Foot

March 21, 2014

We analyzed the incidence of lower extremity amputations (LEAs) in the 3rd Health Care Area of Madrid before and after the March 2008 introduction of a multidisciplinary team for managing diabetic foot disease.

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Aging And Athletes: How Exercise Can Make A Difference

March 21, 2014

Increasing awareness of the benefits of exercise and longer lifespans is leading to more older patients seeking care for musculoskeletal injuries. Older individuals are more prone to overuse injuries and are slower to heal. Despite that, most researchers and clinicians agree that the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks.

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Treating A Patient With Sepsis And Full Thickness Necrosis

March 20, 2014

A 43-year-old African American female went to the ICU at our institution with Streptococcus pneumoniae sepsis, which was complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation. read more

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1 million people at high risk of diabetic foot disease in the UK

March 5, 2014

1 million people at high risk of diabetic foot disease :

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Efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing osteomyelitis in diabetic foot ulcers

February 25, 2014

The clinical diagnosis of osteomyelitis is difficult because of neuropathy, vascular disease, and immunodeficiency; also, with no established consensus on the diagnosis of foot osteomyelitis, the reported efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting osteomyelitis and distinguishing it from reactive bone marrow edema is unclear. Herein, we describe a retrospective study on the efficacy of MRI for decision-making accuracy in diagnosing osteomyelitis in diabetic foot ulcers.

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Point-Counterpoint: HBOT: Is It Worthwhile For DFUs?

February 25, 2014

Yes. Enoch T. Huang, MD, MPH&TM, FACEP, FUHMS, FACCWS, offers a closer examination of recent controversies in the literature on hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and cites an ample body of literature to justify that HBOT can be a valuable treatment to promote diabetic foot ulcer healing in appropriately selected patients

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Pushing the Skin Envelope: Split Thickness Skin Grafting the High Risk Diabetic Foot

February 17, 2014

Chronic wounds affect several million people per year in the USA alone.

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