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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666111/decreasing-an-offloading-device-s-size-and-offsetting-its-imposed-limb-length-discrepancy-lead-to-improved-comfort-and-gait
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Ryan T Crews, Joseph Candela
OBJECTIVE: Patient adherence is a challenge in offloading diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with removable cast walkers (RCWs). The size and weight of an RCW, changes to gait, and imposed limb length discrepancies may all discourage adherence. This study sought to determine whether RCW size and provision of a contralateral limb lift affected users' comfort and gait. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Twenty-five individuals at risk for DFUs completed several 20-m walking trials under five footwear conditions: bilateral standardized shoes, a knee-high RCW with shoe with or without an external shoe lift contralaterally, and an ankle-high RCW with shoe with or without an external shoe lift contralaterally...
April 17, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661917/association-of-hemoglobin-a-1c-and-wound-healing-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#2
Betiel K Fesseha, Christopher J Abularrage, Kathryn F Hines, Ronald Sherman, Priscilla Frost, Susan Langan, Joseph Canner, Kendall C Likes, Sayed M Hosseini, Gwendolyne Jack, Caitlin W Hicks, Swaytha Yalamanchi, Nestoras Mathioudakis
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the association between hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and wound outcomes in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of an ongoing prospective, clinic-based study of patients with DFUs treated at an academic institution during a 4.7-year period. Data from 270 participants and 584 wounds were included in the analysis. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to assess the incidence of wound healing at any follow-up time in relation to categories of baseline A1C and the incidence of long-term (≥90 days) wound healing in relation to tertiles of nadir A1C change and mean A1C change from baseline, adjusted for potential confounders...
April 16, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657421/expression-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-apis-mellifera-lawang-propolis-extract-gel-treated-traumatic-ulcers-in-diabetic-rats
#3
Diah Savitri Ernawati, Ade Puspa
Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Apis mellifera propolis extract gel on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) expression in the traumatic ulcers of rats afflicted with diabetes mellitus (DM). Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on 24 male Wistar rats ( Rattus norvegicus ) induced with DM by injecting 50 mg/kg of Streptozotocin, intraperitoneally, and a traumatic ulcer on their lower lip mucosa...
March 2018: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651391/the-wound-healing-effects-of-herbal-cream-containing-oliveria-decumbens-and-pelargonium-graveolens-essential-oils-in-diabetic-foot-ulcer-model
#4
Mohaddese Mahboubi, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Tahereh Khamechian, Omid Reza Tamtaji, Rasoul Mokhtari, Sayyed Alireza Talaei
BACKGROUND: The number of diabetic patients in adult population is increasing. All this population are at risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) that are associated with unwanted ailments and high mortality. In spite of current therapies for DFUs, further therapies are needed to help the patients. METHODS: The efficacy of herbal cream containing Pelargonium graveolens and Oliveria decombens essential oils was evaluated topically for treatment of DFUs in rat animal model in comparison with two other herbal formulas containing each essential oil alone, placebo (the basic formula without active ingredients) and normal saline as control groups...
January 2018: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651102/exosomes-from-adipose-derived-stem-cells-overexpressing-nrf2-accelerate-cutaneous-wound-healing-by-promoting-vascularization-in-a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-rat-model
#5
Xue Li, Xiaoyun Xie, Weishuai Lian, Rongfeng Shi, Shilong Han, Haijun Zhang, Ligong Lu, Maoquan Li
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) increase the risks of infection and amputation in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). The impaired function and senescence of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and high glucose-induced ROS likely exacerbate DFUs. We assessed EPCs in 60 patients with DM in a hospital or primary care setting. We also evaluated the therapeutic effects of exosomes secreted from adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) on stress-mediated senescence of EPCs induced by high glucose. Additionally, the effects of exosomes and Nrf2 overexpression in ADSCs were investigated in vitro and in vivo in a diabetic rat model...
April 13, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649067/outpatient-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-following-surgical-debridement-results-and-complications
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Eran Tamir, Aharon S Finestone, Itay Wiser, Yoram Anekstein, Gabriel Agar
OBJECTIVE: To present results and complications in a case series of outpatients with diabetic and neuropathic foot ulcers with exposed bone following surgical debridement treated with negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT). METHODS: Retrospective data were obtained from digital medical records from the Maccabi Health Services High Risk Foot Clinic in Tel Aviv, Israel, between 2009 and 2014. Medical records examined were those of clinic outpatients with exposed bone following partial foot amputation or selective bone debridement (University of Texas grade III-A) treated with NPWT...
April 11, 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644145/publicly-reported-wound-healing-rates-the-fantasy-and-the-reality
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Caroline E Fife, Kristen A Eckert, Marissa J Carter
Significance: We compare real-world data from the U.S. Wound Registry (USWR) with randomized controlled trials and publicly reported wound outcomes and develop criteria for honest reporting of wound outcomes, a requirement of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP). Recent Advances: Because no method has existed by which wounds could be stratified according to their likelihood of healing among real-world patients, practitioners have reported fantastically high healing rates. The USWR has developed several risk-stratified wound healing quality measures for diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and venous leg ulcers (VLUs) as part of its Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642830/-a-new-strategy-for-enhancing-acanthamoebicidal-activity-with-synthesis-of-nanoflower-of-laurocerausus-officinalis-roemer-cherry-laurel-fruit-extracts
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Ayşe Baldemir, Ülkü Karaman, Sadi Yusufbeyoğlu, Ayşe Eken, Nilay Ildız, Selen İlgün, Cemil Çolak, Gamze Kaçmaz, İsmail Öçsoy, Soner Çankaya
Pathogenic Acanthamoeba species often cause infection known as Acanthamoeba keratitis among people who use contact lenses. It is a type of infection that can result in corneal ulceration, visual loss or even blindness, if not treated. There are various therapeutic options available in the treatment of Acanthamoeba infections but they are usually tough treatments with limited efficacy. For instance, hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) is a commonly used contact lens disinfectant which is effective against Acanthamoeba but it is toxic to the cornea...
January 2018: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629375/arterial-stiffness-is-associated-with-peripheral-sensory-neuropathy-in-diabetes-patients-in-ghana
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Kwame Yeboah, Jennifer A Agyekum, Richard N A Owusu Mensah, Patrick K Affrim, Linda Adu-Gyamfi, Rita O Doughan, Afua B Adjei
Objective: Peripheral sensory neuropathy (PSN) is among microvascular complications of diabetes that make patients prone to ulceration and amputation. Arterial stiffness is a predictor of cardiovascular diseases and microvascular complications associated with diabetes. We investigated the association between PSN and arterial stiffness, measured as aortic pulse wave velocity (PWVao) and cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI). Method: In a case-control design, arterial stiffness was measured in 240 diabetes patients and 110 nondiabetic control...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629046/a-diabetic-elderly-man-with-finger-ulcer
#10
Noraini Mohamad, Salziyan Badrin, Wan Noor Hasbee Wan Abdullah
Fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis is a differential diagnosis that can be considered in diabetic patients who present with a poorly healing ulcer. Although its prevalence is low, it can occur in patients with immunocompromised status. Here we report a case of a 70-year-old man with diabetes mellitus who presented with a 1-month history of an unhealed ulcer over the tip of his left middle finger. He experienced a cat bite over his left middle finger 1 month prior to the appearance of the lesion. A skin biopsy revealed the presence of Sporothrix schenckii ...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622357/the-society-for-vascular-surgery-wound-ischemia-and-foot-infection-wifi-classification-independently-predicts-wound-healing-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Caitlin W Hicks, Joseph K Canner, Nestoras Mathioudakis, Ronald Sherman, Mahmoud B Malas, James H Black, Christopher J Abularrage
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have reported correlation between the Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) classification system and wound healing time on unadjusted analyses. However, in the only multivariable analysis to date, WIfI stage was not predictive of wound healing. Our aim was to examine the association between WIfI classification and wound healing after risk adjustment in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) treated in a multidisciplinary setting. METHODS: All patients presenting to our multidisciplinary DFU clinic from June 2012 to July 2017 were enrolled in a prospective database...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618862/acetic-acid-dressings-finding-the-holy-grail-for-infected-wound-management
#12
Kapil S Agrawal, Anup Vidyadhar Sarda, Raghav Shrotriya, Manoj Bachhav, Vinita Puri, Gita Nataraj
Background: Wounds have since long, contributed majorly to the health-care burden. Infected long-standing non-healing wounds place many demands on the treating surgeon and are devastating for the patients physically, nutritionally, vocationally, financially, psychologically and socially. Acetic acid has long been included among agents used in the treatment of infected wounds. In this study, we have evaluated the use of acetic acid for topical application in the treatment of infected wounds...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617058/multicenter-randomized-controlled-observer-blinded-study-of-a-nitric-oxide-generating-treatment-in-foot-ulcers-of-patients-with-diabetes-pronox1-study
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Michael E Edmonds, Harvey J Bodansky, Andrew Jm Boulton, Paul J Chadwick, Cuong N Dang, Ryan D'Costa, Atholl Johnston, Brian Kennon, Graham Leese, Satyan M Rajbhandari, Thomas E Serena, Matthew J Young, Joanne E Stewart, Arthur T Tucker, Marissa J Carter
The aim of this multi-center, prospective, observer-blinded, parallel group, randomized controlled trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of EDX110, a nitric oxide generating medical device, in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in a patient group reflecting "real world" clinical practice compared against optimal standard care. Participants were recruited from ten hospital sites in multidisciplinary foot ulcer clinics. The ulcers were full thickness, with an area of 25-2500mm2 and either a palpable pedal pulse or ankle brachial pressure index >0...
April 4, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616085/assessment-of-telomerase-activity-in-leukocytes-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-having-or-not-foot-ulcer-possible-correlation-with-other-clinical-parameters
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Dimitrios Baltzis, Evangelia Meimeti, Maria G Grammatikopoulou, Matthieu Roustit, Eleni Mavrogonatou, Dimitris Kletsas, Smaragda Efraimidou, Christos Manes, Taxiarchis K Nikolouzakis, John Tsiaoussis, Aristides M Tsatsakis, Demetrios A Spandidos, Christina-Maria Trakatelli, Nikolaos Drakoulis
Telomerase is the enzyme that maintains telomere length by adding telomeric repeats after each cell division. Numerous metabolic factors such as obesity, insulin resistance or physical inactivity have been associated with shortened telomeres. In the present study, we assessed telomerase activity in diabetic patients having or not foot ulcer. A total of 90 adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were studied. Patients were allocated into two groups according to the absence or presence of active foot ulcers as follows: Νon-ulcer group (N=58) and ulcer group (N=32)...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614308/relationship-between-plasma-angiogenic-growth-factors-and-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#15
Zongcun Chen, Shasha Fu, Zurong Wu, Jinyi Chen, Yalian Huang, Yi Wang, Maoxiong Fu
BACKGROUND: Angiogenic growth factors play an important role in wound healing. However, their associations with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) in humans have rarely been investigated. We examined the relationships between circulating concentrations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A and placenta growth factor (PlGF), and DFU risk. METHODS: We recruited 447 participants, including169 DFU patients, 182 diabetes patients without DFUs, and 96 diabetes-free individuals...
March 31, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611155/managing-the-diabetic-foot-ulcer-how-best-practices-fit-the-real-2018-united-states
#16
Nicole Ilonzo, Munir Patel, John C Lantis
Diabetes Mellitus is a serious systemic illness that has an epidemic-like increasing prevalence in the United States, as well as the rest of the world. With the increasing number of people with diabetes comes the higher incidence of diabetes-related complications. One of these known complications, diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), has an estimated lifetime incidence of 15% in diabetics. Having a DFU increases the risk of infection, amputation, and even death, which is why prompt treatment and surveillance of such ulcers is imperative...
March 29, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603621/uncommon-ulcers-in-a-patient-with-diabetes
#17
Jens Maier, Lukas Kofler, Volker Beck, Katrin Schweinzer, Gisela Metzler, Kamran Ghoreschi
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March 30, 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602925/-risk-factors-for-adverse-course-of-gastric-and-duodenal-peptic-ulcer
#18
Olena M Komar, Nataliya M Kizlova, Oleksandra D Trylevych, Vasyl V Kravchenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: High morbidity rate, frequent relapses, and significant economic losses give reasons for highlighting the peptic ulcer disease as the most topical medical-statistical problem. The aim of the study is to assess the influence of the main risk factors on the course of gastric and duodenal peptic ulcer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: We formed up the risk groups consisted of patients with 12 modified (4) and regular (8) factors, each characterized with its own signs and gradations...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602761/prevalence-and-related-risk-factors-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-in-ahvaz-south-west-of-iran
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Leila Yazdanpanah, Hajieh Shahbazian, Iraj Nazari, Hamid Reza Arti, Fatemeh Ahmadi, Seyed Ehsan Mohammadianinejad, Bahman Cheraghian, Seyed Mahmoud Latifi
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer and its related risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 605 patients with diabetes were evaluated in July 2014. A checklist was used to obtain demographic data, diabetes related data, past medical history, and physical examination data. RESULTS: The prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer was 6.4% (95% CI: 4.64-8.73). Seventeen cases of them were female (4...
March 22, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601617/collagen-powder-in-wound-healing
#20
Penelope J Kallis, Adam J Friedman
Chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous leg ulcers, are associated with high costs, poor quality of life, and significant morbidity and mortality. A chronic wound develops when progression through the normal phases of wound healing goes awry, creating a hostile environment with elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, increased matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), destruction of extracellular matrix (ECM) components, and diminished activity of growth factors and other soluble mediators...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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