diabetic-foot

Current Insights On Bioengineered Alternative Tissues

August 20, 2014

Bioengineered alternative tissues (BATs) can be valuable advanced treatments for wounds that are not healing.

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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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Is cognitive functioning more likely to be impaired in people with diabetic foot complications?

August 17, 2014

Cognitive functioning among patient…

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Do You Want to Organize a Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic? We Can Help

August 14, 2014

The diabetic foot (DF) is a complex pathology involving the lower limb of 8 to 10 million people around the world, and its prevalence is rising, creating a dramatic need for effective therapeutic answers. The multidisciplinary DF clinic has been proposed as a model to fight this complication from the International Working Group on Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) inside a more articulated 3-level organization strategy.

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Transformation of the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic Into a Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Day Unit: Results From a Service Evaluation

August 13, 2014

The natural history of the diabetic foot is aggressive and complex.

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Can Ultrasound Debridement Facilitate Biofilm Removal From Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

July 23, 2014

A patient with diabetes mellitus has a 15 to 25 percent chance of developing a diabetic foot ulcer during his or her lifetime. 1 Once the patient with diabetes develops an ulcer, there is an even higher rate of ulcer recurrence at 50 to 70 percent over five years

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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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