diabetic-foot

Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma to Enhance Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Patients With Concomitant Peripheral Arterial Disease and Critical…

March 20, 2015

We sought to investigate the effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on the healing rate of diabetic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes and concomitant peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Diabetic patients with foot ulceration presenting with PAD who were treated with local growth factors in a single center, during a 24-month period from May 2009 to April 2011, were retrospectively reviewed.

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Changes in Bacterial Profiles and Antibiotic Sensitivity Before and After Wound Bed Preparation for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

March 10, 2015

We aimed to investigate the characteristics of bacterial profiles and antibiotic sensitivity in diabetic foot ulcers before and after wound bed preparation. This study involved 423 diabetic patients with Wagner grades 1 to 4 foot ulcers

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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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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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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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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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