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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914731/self-management-in-patients-with-diabetes-and-chronic-kidney-disease-is-associated-with-incremental-benefit-in-hrqol
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Edward Zimbudzi, Clement Lo, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Peter G Kerr, Timothy Usherwood, Alan Cass, Gregory R Fulcher, Sophia Zoungas
AIMS: There is insufficient and inconsistent data regarding the association between diabetes self-management, the process of facilitating the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in people with diabetes and moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: In a cross sectional study, participation in diabetes self-management assessed by the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities (SDSCA) questionnaire and HRQOL was examined in 308 patients with diabetes and CKD (stages 3 to 5) recruited from outpatient diabetes and renal clinics of 4 public tertiary hospitals...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900895/diabetes-education-should-cover-foot-self-care
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Patients with diabetes provide 99% of their own care but do not always practise foot care, especially if they are older people with functional or cognitive problems. Incidence of diabetes has increased exponentially and it is now the most common chronic condition affecting older people.
November 30, 2016: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896528/low-level-laser-therapy-as-an-adjunct-to-conventional-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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R K Mathur, Khageswar Sahu, Siddharth Saraf, Pooja Patheja, Fareed Khan, P K Gupta
Foot ulcers are serious complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) and are known to be resistant to conventional treatment. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in a tertiary care centre (Department of Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, A.B. Road, Indore). A total of 30 patients with type 2 DM having Meggitt-Wagner grade I foot ulcers of more than 6 weeks duration with negative culture were studied...
November 29, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882650/a-qualitative-assessment-of-west-virginia-pharmacist-activities-and-attitude-in-diabetes-management
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Aymen Shatnawi, David A Latif
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The role of pharmacists in chronic disease state management has been shown to significantly improve patient health outcomes and reduce overall health care costs. The current study is designed to assess the roles and attitudes of West Virginia (WV) pharmacists toward diabetes, evaluate services provided, address pharmacist clinical understanding and training, and demonstrate the challenges that limit pharmacists ability to deliver an efficient disease state management...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865316/soft-tissue-reconstruction-pyramid-for-the-diabetic-charcot-foot
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REVIEW
Claire M Capobianco, Thomas Zgonis
Foot and ankle ulcerations in patients with diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (DCN) occur frequently and can be challenging to address surgically when conservative care fails. Patients with acute or chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are at continued risk for development of osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, gas gangrene, and potential lower extremity amputation. Concurrent vasculopathy and peripheral neuropathy as well as uncontrolled medical comorbidities complicate the treatment approach. In addition, pathomechanical forces left untreated may contribute to DFU recurrence in this patient population...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865311/conservative-and-pharmacologic-treatments-for-the-diabetic-charcot-foot
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REVIEW
Nina L Petrova, Michael E Edmonds
Charcot neuroarthropathy is a disabling complication of diabetic neuropathy. Prolonged immobilization in a total contact cast (TCC) is among the main treatments. Education of health care professionals in the application of TCC together with well-conducted clinical trials are required to overcome its frequent underuse. There are no established pharmacologic therapies to treat this condition; however, there is an overwhelming need for a new therapeutic approach. Novel targeted drug delivery systems are required to prevent the pathologic bone and joint destruction of the Charcot neuroarthropathy and this may lead to an improved outcome in diabetic patients with this condition...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849290/the-prevention-of-diabetic-foot-ulceration-how-biomechanical-research-informs-clinical-practice
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Frank E DiLiberto, Judith F Baumhauer, Deborah A Nawoczenski
Background: Implementation of interprofessional clinical guidelines for the prevention of neuropathic diabetic foot ulceration has demonstrated positive effects regarding ulceration and amputation rates. Current foot care recommendations are primarily based on research regarding the prevention of ulcer recurrence and focused on reducing the magnitude of plantar stress (pressure overload). Yet, foot ulceration remains to be a prevalent and debilitating consequence of Diabetes Mellitus...
November 16, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843849/a-study-of-risk-factors-and-foot-care-behavior-among-diabetics
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Mackson Nongmaithem, Arjinder Pal Singh Bawa, Abhilash Kumar Pithwa, Simran Kaur Bhatia, Gurjit Singh, Somnath Gooptu
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot results in considerable morbidity and mortality in developing countries and the prevalence of diabetes is expected to increase further in the next decades in these countries. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injuries leading to lower extremity amputation. Family physicians have a pivotal role in the prevention or early diagnosis of diabetic foot complications. Patient education regarding foot hygiene, nail care and proper footwear is crucial to reducing the risk of an injury that can lead to ulcer formation...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843339/the-danish-adult-diabetes-registry
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REVIEW
Marit Eika Jørgensen, Jette K Kristensen, Gitte Reventlov Husted, Charlotte Cerqueira, Peter Rossing
AIM OF THE DATABASE: The aim of the Danish Adult Diabetes Registry (DADR) is to provide data from both the primary health care sector (general practice [GP]) and the secondary sector (specialized outpatient clinics) to assess the quality of treatment given to patients with diabetes. The indicators represent process and outcome indicators selected from the literature. STUDY POPULATION: The total diabetes population in Denmark is estimated to be ~300,000 adult diabetes patients...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829487/clinical-effectiveness-of-hemoglobin-spray-granulox-%C3%A2-as-adjunctive-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Sharon D Hunt, Fredrik Elg
INTRODUCTION: Hemoglobin spray (Granulox(®)) comprises purified hemoglobin and is a novel approach for increasing oxygen availability in the wound bed in diabetic foot ulcer patients. Its mode of action is to bind oxygen from the atmosphere and diffuse it into the wound bed to accelerate wound healing in slow-healing wounds. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Wound healing outcomes, that is, wound size, pain, percentage of slough, and exudate levels, were compared retrospectively to a similar cohort of patients treated over the same period the previous year...
2016: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827300/concordance-in-diabetic-foot-ulceration-a-cross-sectional-study-of-agreement-between-wound-swabbing-and-tissue-sampling-in-infected-ulcers
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E Andrea Nelson, Alexandra Wright-Hughes, Sarah Brown, Benjamin A Lipsky, Michael Backhouse, Moninder Bhogal, Mwidimi Ndosi, Catherine Reynolds, Gill Sykes, Christopher Dowson, Michael Edmonds, Peter Vowden, Edward B Jude, Tom Dickie, Jane Nixon
BACKGROUND: There is inadequate evidence to advise clinicians on the relative merits of swabbing versus tissue sampling of infected diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). OBJECTIVES: To determine (1) concordance between culture results from wound swabs and tissue samples from the same ulcer; (2) whether or not differences in bacterial profiles from swabs and tissue samples are clinically relevant; (3) concordance between results from conventional culture versus polymerase chain reaction (PCR); and (4) prognosis for patients with an infected DFU at 12 months' follow-up...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827284/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-prospective-randomised-trial
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S M Jeppesen, K B Yderstraede, B S B Rasmussen, M Hanna, L Lund
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). METHOD: Patients with chronic DFUs were randomised (1:1) to receive a series of six ESWT treatments over 3 weeks in combination with standard care or standard care alone. ESWT was performed on DFUs using 250 shocks/cm(2) and 500 shocks on arterial beds supplying the ulcer location. RESULTS: We recruited 23 patients, 11 in the intervention group and 12 in the control...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827282/primary-wound-closure-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-by-debridement-and-stitching
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M E Ahmed, M S Mohammed, S I Mahadi
OBJECTIVE: The role of stitching in healing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) has little attention, with few reports published on the technique. This study aimed to report on the role of stitching in healing of neuropathic DFUs. METHOD: This comparative study was between patients with diabetes with neuropathic foot ulcers who had undergone wound stitching and those on conventional wound care. The study was carried in Jabir Abu Eliz Diabetic Center Khartoum (JADC) during between January 1 2011 and January 1 2013...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827276/influence-of-beliefs-about-health-and-illness-on-self-care-and-care-seeking-in-foreign-born-people-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-dissimilarities-related-to-origin
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K Hjelm, J Apelqvist
OBJECTIVE: To describe beliefs about health and illness among foreign-born people with diabetic foot ulcers that might affect self-reported self-care and health-care seeking and to study whether there are dissimilarities related to origin. METHOD: Qualitative descriptive study. Semi-structured interviews with people aged 38-86 years; 13 born in European and 13 in non-European countries (all except one in the Middle East). All resident in Sweden for 7-60 years (median: 18...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826487/aseptically-processed-placental-membrane-improves-healing-of-diabetic-foot-ulcerations-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Lawrence A DiDomenico, Dennis P Orgill, Robert D Galiano, Thomas E Serena, Marissa J Carter, Jarrod P Kaufman, Nathan J Young, Charles M Zelen
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic grafts derived from amnion/chorion are known to be efficacious in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs). The goal of this study was to compare aseptically processed dehydrated human amnion and chorion allograft (dHACA) versus standard of care (SOC) in facilitating wound closure in nonhealing DFUs. METHODS: Patients with DFUs treated with SOC (off-loading, appropriate debridement, and moist wound care) after a 2-week screening period were randomized to either SOC or wound-size-specific dHACA (AmnioBand, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Edison, N...
October 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810722/female-sex-young-age-northern-german-residence-hypoglycemia-and-disabling-diabetes-complications-are-associated-with-depressed-mood-in-the-who-5-questionnaire-a-multicenter-dpv-study-among-17-563-adult-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Nicole Prinz, Stefan Ebner, Arthur Grünerbel, Uwe Henkelüdecke, Norbert Hermanns, Michael Hummel, Claus Schäfer, Christian Wagner, Jörg Weiland, Reinhard Welp, Reinhard W Holl
BACKGROUND: Like other mental illnesses, depression is a culturally sensitive topic. Hence, findings cannot be transferred between countries. We investigated the frequency of depressed mood and its association with diabetes-related factors in a large type 2 diabetes (T2D) cohort from real-life care in Germany. METHODS: 17,563 adults (median [IQR]: 64.5[55.9-71.1] years) from the multicenter diabetes follow-up registry, DPV (diabetes prospective follow-up), were investigated...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801415/-comparative-evaluation-of-the-intensity-of-reparative-processes-in-the-lower-extremity-soft-tissues-of-diabetic-patients-receiving-local-negative-pressure-wound-treatment-and-standard-wound-care
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G R Galstyan, A Yu Tokmakova, E L Zaitseva, L P Doronina, I A Voronkova, R V Molchkov
AIM: To study the intensity of soft tissue repair in patients with diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) during local negative pressure wound treatment versus standard wound care. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The investigators estimated the clinical (wound sizes, local tissue oxygenation), histological (light microscopy), and immunohistochemical (CD31, CD68, MMP-9, and TIMP-1) markers for reparative processes in patients with DFS during vacuum therapy versus standard wound care...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783547/the-impact-of-patient-centered-medical-homes-on-quality-of-care-and-medication-adherence-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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JaeJin An
BACKGROUND: Current evidence suggests that patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) potentially increase overall quality of disease management, including preventive care. However, there are mixed findings regarding quality of diabetes care, and little evidence exists with respect to the effect of PCMHs on medication adherence in patients with diabetes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between PCMHs and process measures of diabetes care, as well as adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs) in patients with diabetes in a nationally representative U...
November 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751995/renal-transplantation-assessment-of-at-risk-diabetic-foot-and-recommendations-for-mitigation
#19
O P Prajapati, A K Verma, R K Sharma, M Sabaretnam
We conducted a prospective study (between November 2013 and January 2015) to identify "foot at risk" in the diabetic renal transplant patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. Patients (151) were divided into three groups: diabetic transplant recipients (n = 42), new onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT) (n = 59), and controls (nondiabetic renal transplant recipients) (n = 50). Foot neuropathy and vasculopathy were assessed by standard methods. Patients with "at risk" feet were given foot care advice...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733020/topical-oxygen-therapy-results-in-complete-wound-healing-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#20
Janelle Yu, Suzanne Lu, Ann-Marie McLaren, Julie A Perry, Karen M Cross
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a significant problem in an aging population. 15% of diabetics develop a DFU over their lifetime, which can lead to potential amputation. The 5-year survival rate after amputation is 31%, which is greater than the lifetime risk of mortality from cancer. Topical oxygen is a promising technique for the adjunctive therapy of chronic wounds including DFUs, but few controlled studies exist to support its clinical adoption. The aim of this study was to compare a portable topical oxygen delivery system in patients with non-healing DFUs to standard best practice...
October 12, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
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