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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641320/transcutaneous-oximetry-measurements-of-the-leg-comparing-different-measuring-equipment-and-establishing-values-in-healthy-young-adults
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Tobias P Trinks, Denise F Blake, Derelle A Young, Ken Thistlethwaite, Venkat N Vangaveti
INTRODUCTION: Transcutaneous oximetry measurement (TCOM) is a non-invasive method of determining oxygen tension at the skin level using heated electrodes. AIM: To compare TCOM values generated by different machines and to establish lower limb TCOM values in a cohort of healthy individuals younger than 40 years of age. METHOD: Sixteen healthy, non-smoking volunteers aged 18 to 39 years were recruited. TCOM was obtained at six locations on the lower leg and foot using three different Radiometer machines...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617050/complications-following-operatively-treated-ankle-fractures-in-insulin-and-non-insulin-dependent-diabetic-patients
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Kevin P Haddix, R Carter Clement, Joshua N Tennant, Robert F Ostrum
BACKGROUND: Diabetics with ankle fractures experience more complications than the general population, but it is unclear whether complications differ between type 1 and 2 diabetics and between insulin- and non-insulin-dependent diabetics. This study aims to determine if there is a difference in postoperative complication rates between these groups. METHODS: An administrative health care database from a large commercial insurer was queried to identify operatively treated ankle fractures in patients with type 1 (T1D), type 2 (T2D), type 2 insulin-dependent (T2ID), and type 2 non-insulin-dependent (T2NID) diabetes...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598042/peripheral-vascular-disease-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-an-emerging-trend-a-prospective-study-from-north-india
#3
Supriya Bajaj, Amit Mahajan, Sumit Grover, Vijay Mahajan, Pankaj Goyal, Vikram Kumar Gupta
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the chronic complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) with 25% of patients with diabetes developing a foot ulcer during their lifetime leading to amputation. Diabetic foot is classified into 2 main types: neuropathic ulcers (NPU) and neuro-ischemic ulcer (NIU) where in addition to neuropathy peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is also present. AIMS: We aimed to a) assess the prevalence of Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) presenting with New Diabetic Foot ulcers (DFU)...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578139/altered-leverage-around-the-ankle-in-people-with-diabetes-a-natural-strategy-to-modify-the-muscular-contribution-during-walking
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Milos Petrovic, Kevin Deschamps, Sabine M Verschueren, Frank L Bowling, Constantinos N Maganaris, Andrew J M Boulton, Neil D Reeves
Diabetes patients display gait alterations compared to controls including a higher metabolic cost of walking. This study aimed to investigate whether differences in external moment arm (ExtMA) and effective mechanical advantage (EMA) at the ankle in diabetes patients could partly explain the increased cost of walking compared to controls. Thirty one non-diabetic controls (Ctrl); 22 diabetes patients without peripheral neuropathy (DM) and 14 patients with moderate/severe diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) underwent gait analysis using a motion analysis system and force plates...
May 19, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576196/management-of-osteomyelitis-and-bone-loss-in-the-diabetic-charcot-foot-and-ankle
#5
REVIEW
Daniel J Short, Thomas Zgonis
Bone loss and destruction due to diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) and osteomyelitis of the foot and ankle is a challenging clinical condition when lower extremity preservation is considered. Resection and excision of osteomyelitis and associated nonviable soft tissue can lead into large osseous and soft tissue defects that will most likely need the utilization of bone grafting and subsequent arthrodesis for stability and anatomic alignment. In the diabetic population with peripheral neuropathy, osseous instability can lead to subsequent lower extremity deformity, ulceration, infection and/or amputation...
July 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576194/operative-fixation-options-for-elective-and-diabetic-ankle-arthrodesis
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REVIEW
Crystal L Ramanujam, John J Stapleton, Thomas Zgonis
Ankle arthrodesis remains one of the most definitive treatment options for end-stage arthritis, paralysis, posttraumatic and postinfectious conditions, failed total ankle arthroplasty, and severe deformities. The general aims of ankle arthrodesis are to decrease pain and instability, correct the accompanying deformity, and create a stable plantigrade foot. Several surgical approaches have been reported for ankle arthrodesis with internal fixation options. External fixation has also evolved for ankle arthrodesis in certain clinical scenarios...
July 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572819/the-validity-and-reliability-between-automated-oscillometric-measurement-of-ankle-brachial-index-and-standard-measurement-by-eco-doppler-in-diabetic-patients-with-or-without-diabetic-foot
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Jing Ma, Min Liu, Dawei Chen, Chun Wang, Guanjian Liu, Xingwu Ran
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the concordance between oscillometric ABI and standard Doppler ABI in diabetic Chinese patients with or without diabetic foot. METHODS: 230 consecutive diabetic patients (n = 459 limbs) were included. The right and left ABIs were determined with both devices by the same investigator. The concordance and agreement were assessed by kappa index and the Bland-Altman method. RESULTS: The average Doppler ABI was 1.003 ± 0...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571673/a-toe-flexion-nirs-assisted-test-for-rapid-assessment-of-foot-perfusion-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-feasibility-validity-and-diagnostic-accuracy
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F Manfredini, N Lamberti, T Rossi, F Mascoli, N Basaglia, P Zamboni
OBJECTIVES: Feasibility, validity, and diagnostic accuracy of a non-invasive dynamic ambulatory test were assessed with near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) evaluating foot perfusion in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS: This was a prospective observational study. Eighty PAD patients (63 males, 71 ± 9 years), including 41 patients with coexisting diabetes, participated. Thirteen healthy subjects (8 males, 26 ± 8 years) were also studied by echo colour Doppler providing 160 diseased and 26 non-diseased limbs...
May 29, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566167/in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-of-meissner-s-corpuscles-in-diabetic-distal-symmetric-polyneuropathy
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Peter D Creigh, Michael P McDermott, Janet E Sowden, Michele Ferguson, David N Herrmann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) of Meissner's corpuscles (MC) in diabetic distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSP). METHODS: Forty-three adults with diabetes and 21 control subjects underwent RCM of MC density at the fingertip of digit V, thenar eminence (TE), and arch of the foot, ankle skin biopsy for epidermal nerve fiber density (ENFD), electrophysiological studies, monofilament threshold testing, and timed vibration at the toe...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523427/-total-ankle-arthroplasty-with-simultaneous-subtalar-fusion
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J Mainzer, P Rippstein
OBJECTIVE: Pain free weight bearing ability with orthograde hindfoot position and preserved tibiotalar motion. INDICATIONS: Symptomatic arthritis of the ankle and subtalar joint, additional subtalar hindfoot malalignment. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Absolute: acute infection, noncorrectable ligamentous instability or bony defects, restricted perfusion, diabetic foot syndrome. Relative: inability to comply with postoperative partial weight bearing, only moderate symptoms of subtalar arthritis, smoking, intricate soft tissue situation...
June 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480286/the-association-between-geographic-density-of-infectious-disease-physicians-and-limb-preservation-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Meghan B Brennan, Glenn O Allen, Patrick D Ferguson, Joseph A McBride, Christopher J Crnich, Maureen A Smith
BACKGROUND: Avoiding major (above-ankle) amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers is best accomplished by multidisciplinary care teams with access to infectious disease specialists. However, access to infectious disease physicians is partially influenced by geography. We assessed the effect of living in a hospital referral region with a high geographic density of infectious disease physicians on major amputation for patients with diabetic foot ulcers. We studied geographic density, rather than infectious disease consultation, to capture both the direct and indirect (eg, informal consultation) effects of access to these providers on major amputation...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476384/risk-factors-associated-with-nonunion-after-elective-foot-and-ankle-reconstruction-a-case-control-study
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Kyle R Moore, Michael A Howell, Karl R Saltrick, Alan R Catanzariti
Postoperative nonunion is not uncommon in the lower extremity, and significant morbidity can be associated with nonunion of the foot and ankle after surgical reconstruction. For the purposes of the present study, we retrospectively reviewed and compared a cohort of patients who had undergone elective foot and ankle reconstruction to better assess the modifiable risk factors associated with postoperative nonunion. We hypothesized that the presence of endocrine and metabolic abnormalities are often associated with nonunion after foot and ankle surgical reconstruction...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475443/evaluation-of-skin-perfusion-pressure-to-assess-refractory-foot-ulcers
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M Kawai, S Mihara, S Takahagi, K Iwamoto, T Hiragun, M Hide
OBJECTIVE: The number of patients with foot gangrene caused by critical ischaemia and severe infection is increasing significantly in developed countries. The measurement of perilesional skin blood flow by skin perfusion pressure (SPP) is useful to select the appropriate treatment of gangrenous lesions, in that it is not affected by calcifications of blood vessels. However, the prognosis of a foot ulcer may also be affected by the level of blood sugar and infections. This study aimed to validate the use of SPP in cases of foot gangrene and ulcers in patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) and infection...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449252/serum-phosphorus-levels-and-fracture-following-renal-transplantation
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Jasna Aleksova, Phillip Wong, William R Mulley, Kay Weng Choy, Robert McLachlan, Peter R Ebeling, Peter G Kerr, Frances Milat
PURPOSE: Increased fracture rates are observed in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) compared with the general population. Risk factors include age, diabetes, dialysis vintage, immunosuppression and mineral and bone disorders.(1) Low serum phosphorus levels occur post-transplantation; however, its relationship with fracture risk has not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for fracture in RTRs at a single tertiary referral centre. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis of 146 patients (75 M, 71 F) who had been referred for dual energy X-ray densitometry (DXA) post-renal transplantation was performed...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448704/-retrograde-intramedullary-nail-fixation-for-charcot-neuroarthropathy
#15
E López-Gavito, N A Gómez-Fuentes, P Parra-Téllez, M Lezama-Peniche, J Vázquez-Escamilla, S R León-Hernández
Charcot arthropathy is defined as an articular degenerative, chronic, progressive disease that affects one or more peripheral joints, develops as a result of a failure in the normal sensory perception (pain and proprioception) in the innervation of joints located in the foot and ankle, is characterized by destructive bone lesions without the presence of infection. Neuropathy is directly associated with diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2. Surgery is indicated when there is severe involvement of soft tissue, foot joints are unstable, at the presence of chronic or recurrent ulcers or when the foot and ankle can not fit to a normal shoe, and had limitation to perform activities of daily living...
September 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442913/fracture-risk-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-possible-risk-factors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ardeshir Moayeri, Mahmoud Mohamadpour, Seyedeh Fatemeh Mousavi, Ehsan Shirzadpour, Safoura Mohamadpour, Mansour Amraei
AIM: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have an increased risk of bone fractures. A variable increase in fracture risk has been reported depending on skeletal site, diabetes duration, study design, insulin use, and so on. The present meta-analysis aimed to investigate the association between T2DM with fracture risk and possible risk factors. METHODS: Different databases including PubMed, Institute for Scientific Information, and Scopus were searched up to May 2016...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399322/antibiotic-use-and-kirschner-wire-fixation-in-forefoot-surgery-a-national-survey
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Gregory Pace, Samuel Dellenbaugh, Brian Stapinski, Umur Aydogan, Jorge Bustillo, Paul Juliano
In foot and ankle patients, the use of Kirschner wires is common, and the population in the typical foot and ankle practice has higher rates of comorbidities associated with infection. This study assessed national trends regarding the use of postoperative prophylactic antibiotic therapy in patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery treated with percutaneous Kirschner wires. Attending physicians at foot and ankle fellowships were mailed a questionnaire that included 3 clinical vignettes containing questions on the use of postoperative antibiotics in patients treated with percutaneous Kirschner wires...
April 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397549/functional-impairment-of-patients-undergoing-surgical-correction-for-charcot-foot-arthropathy
#18
Ellen Kroin, Adam Schiff, Michael S Pinzur, Elissa S Davis, Edwin Chaharbakhshi, Frank A DiSilvio
BACKGROUND: Investigations using the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 Healthy Survey (SF-36) and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Diabetic Foot Questionnaire (AOFAS-DFQ) have demonstrated a poor quality of life in patients with Charcot foot arthropathy. The Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA) questionnaire has been widely used in patients with a broad range of musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS: Twenty-five consecutive patients undergoing operative correction for diabetes-related Charcot foot arthropathy of the midfoot completed the SMFA prior to undergoing surgery...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336046/charcot-arthropathy-versus-osteomyelitis-evaluation-and-management
#19
REVIEW
John Womack
Charcot arthropathy of the foot and ankle is a severe complication of peripheral neuropathy and is most commonly seen in the developed world in association with diabetes mellitus. Correct diagnosis and differentiation from osteomyelitis of the foot and ankle are critical to guide treatment. It can exist concomitantly with osteomyelitis, typically in the setting of an advanced midfoot ulcer. Simple plain radiographs and contrasted MRI studies often yield inconclusive or confusing data. Correct use of imaging studies and a clinical algorithm can be effective tools to help make accurate and early diagnoses and guide clinical interventions for these conditions...
April 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326159/effects-of-weight-bearing-exercise-on-a-mini-trampoline-on-foot-mobility-plantar-pressure-and-sensation-of-diabetic-neuropathic-feet-a-preliminary-study
#20
Wararom Kanchanasamut, Praneet Pensri
Objective: Foot and ankle exercise has been advocated as a preventative approach in reducing the risk of foot ulceration. However, knowledge about the appropriate types and intensity of exercise program for diabetic foot ulcer prevention is still limited. The current study aimed to examine the effects of an eight-week mini-trampoline exercise on improving foot mobility, plantar pressure and sensation of diabetic neuropathic feet. Methods: Twenty-one people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy who had impaired sensation perception were divided into two groups...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
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