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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107790/a-qualitative-inquiry-of-lower-extremity-disease-knowledge-among-african-americans-living-with-type-2-diabetes
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Timethia Bonner, Idethia S Harvey, Ledric Sherman
The purpose of this study was to investigate how personal illness representations of type 2 diabetes affected the level of foot care knowledge and self-care strategies among African Americans adults. Thirteen African Americans (ages 32-72 years) participated in individual semistructured qualitative interviews regarding self-care practices and lower extremity disease knowledge related to type 2 diabetes. Using phenomenological methodology, all interviews were transcribed and analyzed by the research team for themes...
January 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105902/cost-effectiveness-of-using-adjunctive-porcine-small-intestine-submucosa-tri-layer-matrix-compared-with-standard-care-in-managing-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-the-us
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J F Guest, D Weidlich, H Singh, J La Fontaine, A Garrett, C J Abularrage, C R Waycaster
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of using tri-layer porcine small intestine submucosa (SIS; Oasis Ultra) as an adjunct to standard care compared with standard care alone in managing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) in the US, from the perspective of Medicare. METHOD: A Markov model was constructed to simulate the management of diabetic neuropathic lower extremity ulcers over a period of one year in the US. The model was used to estimate the cost-effectiveness of initially using adjunctive SIS compared with standard care alone to treat a DFU in the US at 2016 prices...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103735/comparison-of-transtibial-amputations-in-diabetic-patients-with-and-without-end-stage-renal-disease
#3
Dane K Wukich, Junho Ahn, Katherine M Raspovic, Frank A Gottschalk, Javier La Fontaine, Larry A Lavery
BACKGROUND: The primary purpose of this retrospective study was to report on a consecutive series of 102 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) who underwent transtibial amputation (TTA) for chronic infections and nonreconstructable lower extremity deformities. A secondary aim was to compare the outcomes of TTA patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis (ESRD) to patients without ESRD, and to identify risk factors for mortality after TTA. METHODS: This cohort involved a consecutive series of patients who were treated by a single surgeon...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103162/indicators-of-prognosis-for-admissions-from-a-specialist-diabetic-foot-clinic-a-retrospective-service-improvement-exercise
#4
Z Essackjee, C Gooday, I Nunney, K Dhatariya
OBJECTIVE: To look at haematological and biochemical variables as predictors of outcomes in people admitted to hospital with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) without the use of technology or devices. In particular, to see if there was a relationship between admission blood cell and protein levels, and the likelihood of angioplasty, amputation, and death at one year after admission. METHOD: A five-year retrospective analysis of patients admitted to a tertiary multidisciplinary specialist diabetic foot clinic looking at admission C-reactive protein (CRP), white cell count (WCC), neutrophil count and HbA1c and their relationship to likelihood of angioplasty, minor or major amputation, and death at one year after admission...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101794/diabetic-foot-infections-an-update-in-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Pinelopi Grigoropoulou, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Edward B Jude, Nikolaos Tentolouris
Foot infections are a common problem in patients with diabetes and a risk factor for limb amputation. They occur as a result of skin ulceration, which facilitates penetration of pathogens to deeper tissues. The diagnosis of infection is clinical. Aerobic gram-positive cocci are the most common pathogens. Ulcers which are chronic, preceded by administration of antibiotics and hospitalization or complicated by severe infection are polymicrobial. Antibiotic therapy is initially empiric based on the severity of the infection...
January 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100126/everolimus-eluting-stent-for-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-and-infrapopliteal-arterial-occlusive-disease
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Alessia Giaquinta, Ardita Vincenzo, Ester De Marco, Massimiliano Veroux, Pierfrancesco Veroux
BACKGROUND: Critical limb ischemia (CLI), despite revascularization, may result in minor or major amputations with devastating psychological effects and a negative impact on patient survival. Randomized clinical trials demonstrated that drug-eluting stents improve 1-year primary patency and decrease target lesion revascularization, compared to standard angioplasty and bare-metal stents, in patients with short occlusive below-the-knee lesions. OBJECTIVES: This prospective clinical study was designed to evaluate if one straight-line flow revascularization to the foot, using Xience-Prime Everolimus-Eluting Stent (EES), is an effective treatment of patients in Rutherford-Becker category 4 to 5 with distal popliteal and proximal tibial arteries long occlusive lesions up to 10 cm...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098565/bio-engineering-tissue-and-v-a-c-therapy-a-new-method-for-the-treatment-of-extensive-necrotizing-infection-in-the-diabetic-foot
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Andrea Armenio, Daniela Anna Cutrignelli, Maria Luisa Nardulli, Giulio Maggio, Giuseppe Memeo, Valerio De Santis, Giuseppe Giudice, Cosmo Maurizio Ressa
AIM: The aim of the study is to compare the standard care for progressive necrotizing infection in diabetic foot with a treatment protocol based on the association between autologous fibroblast grafts and vacuum-assisted closure therapy (V.A.C.). MATERIAL OF STUDY: A retrospective matched Case-Control study was carried out on 20 patients with diabetic foot infection, 10 treated with the standard care and 10 with our new protocol. Inclusion criteria were: acute diabetic foot necrosis (Wagner III and IV), ulcer size (30 to 80 cm2), tendon and bone exposure...
December 6, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096927/sclerosing-epithelioid-fibrosarcoma-metastasizing-to-the-penile-shaft
#8
Michael D Bell, Fadi Brimo, Sungmi Jung, Armen G Aprikian
We present the case of a 50-year-old man with a periurethral mass. He was previously known for sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma (SEF) of the left foot, having an amputation for local recurrence with >2 cm negative margins. A solid periurethral mass was surgically excised seven months later, yielding the diagnosis of metastatic SEF. This is the first documented metastasis of SEF to the penis. These sarcomas have proven difficult to treat, with high recurrence rates despite a multimodal approach.
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095358/axial-and-torsional-stiffness-of-pediatric-prosthetic-feet
#9
Paolo Taboga, Alena M Grabowski
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic stiffness likely affects the walking biomechanics of toddlers and children with leg amputations, but the actual stiffness values for prostheses are not reported by manufacturers or in standardized testing procedures. AIM: We measured axial (kA) and torsional (kT) stiffness from four brands of pediatric prosthetic feet (Trulife, Kingsley Mfg. Co., TRS Incorporated, and College Park Industries) over a range of foot sizes. METHODS: We applied forces and torques onto prostheses with a materials testing machine that replicated those exhibited in vivo by using the kinetics measured from four non-amputee toddlers (2-3years) during walking...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090645/neonatal-limb-amputation-an-unusual-form-of-postmortem-canine-predation
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Kimberley J Omond, Calle Winskog, Allan Cala, Roger W Byard
Cases of postmortem canine predation often involve elderly recluses and their dogs. The face, head, and genitalia are targeted. Two unusual cases of postmortem canine predation of abandoned newborns are described to demonstrate an unusual alternative pattern of mutilation related to the small size of the decedents, marked decomposition, and canine scavenging behavior. Both bodies were abandoned/concealed soon after birth and were subsequently disturbed by dogs. Both were markedly decomposed with absent arms...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089125/long-term-outcomes-of-permanent-cement-spacers-in-the-infected-foot
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Tammer Elmarsafi, Noah G Oliver, John S Steinberg, Karen K Evans, Christopher E Attinger, Paul J Kim
When osteomyelitis occurs in the infected foot, cement spacers have been used as a limb salvage tool. The aim of the present study was to assess the longevity and outcomes in high-risk, low-demand patients who have undergone resection of bone and subsequent placement of permanent antibiotic-eluting cement spacers in the foot. A retrospective review case series of 30 patients who had undergone placement of a permanent antibiotic-eluting cement spacer in the foot were evaluated for retention, spacer exchange, removal, amputation, and functional status...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073665/predictive-ability-of-the-society-for-vascular-surgery-wound-ischemia-and-foot-infection-wifi-classification-system-after-first-time-lower-extremity-revascularizations
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Jeremy D Darling, John C McCallum, Peter A Soden, Raul J Guzman, Mark C Wyers, Allen D Hamdan, Hence J Verhagen, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Wound, Ischemia and foot Infection (WIfI) classification system was proposed to predict 1-year amputation risk and potential benefit from revascularization. Our goal was to evaluate the predictive ability of this scale in a real-world selection of patients undergoing a first-time lower extremity revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, 1336 limbs underwent a first-time lower extremity revascularization for CLTI, of which 992 had sufficient data to classify all three WIfI components (wound, ischemia, and foot infection)...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056319/-risk-factors-for-lower-extremity-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot
#13
B Xu, C Z Yang, S B Wu, D Zhang, L N Wang, L Xiao, Y Chen, C R Wang, A Tong, X F Zhou, X H Li, X H Guan
Objective: To explore the risk factors for lower extremity amputation in patients with diabetic foot. Methods: The clinical data of 1 771 patients with diabetic foot at the Air Force General Hospital of PLA from November 2001 to April 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into the non-amputation and amputation groups. Within the amputation group, subjects were further divided into the minor and major amputation subgroups. Binary logistic regression analyses were used to assess the association between risk factors and lower extremity amputation...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054925/the-wound-trend-scale-a-retrospective-review-of-utility-and-predictive-value-in-the-assessment-and-documentation-of-lower-leg-ulcers
#14
Noreen A Campbell, Donna L Campbell, Andrea Turner
Wound assessment is essential to manage wound care. The Wound Trend Scale (WTS) is a paper-and-pen instrument comprised of 14 parameters designed to guide assessment of findings relevant to lower leg ulcer management and includes an infection screen and cues for physician consultation. To determine its clinical utility, predictive value, and reliability, data were retrospectively analyzed from a random sampling of medical records of patients seen at a Foot and Leg Clinic between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041815/non-invasive-lower-limb-small-arterial-measures-co-segregate-strongly-with-foot-complications-in-people-with-diabetes
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Sean Michael Lanting, Stephen M Twigg, Nathan Anthony Johnson, Michael Kevin Baker, Ian Douglas Caterson, Vivienne Helaine Chuter
AIMS: It is unclear how well non-invasive lower-limb vascular assessments can identify those at risk of foot complications in people with diabetes. We aimed to investigate the relationship between a history of foot complication (ulceration or amputation) and non-invasive vascular assessments in people with diabetes. METHODS: Bilateral ankle-brachial index (ABI), toe brachial index (TBI) and continuous wave Doppler (CWD) were performed in 127 adults with diabetes (97% type 2; age 66...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040088/restoration-of-long-bone-defects-treated-with-the-induced-membrane-technique-protocol-and-outcomes
#16
Peter V Giannoudis, Paul J Harwood, Theodoros Tosounidis, Nikolaos K Kanakaris
This prospective study was undertaken at a regional tertiary referral centre to evaluate the results of treatment of bone defects managed with the induced membrane (IM) technique. Inclusion criteria were patients with bone defects secondary to septic non-union, chronic osteomyelitis and acute fracture with bone loss. Pathological fractures with bone loss were excluded. Data collection included patient demographics, pathology, previous surgical intervention, size of bone defect, type of graft implanted, time-to-union and complications/reinterventions...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035313/rare-case-of-tibial-hemimelia-preaxial-polydactyly-and-club-foot
#17
Guinevere Granite, John E Herzenberg, Ronald Wade
A seven-month old female presented with left tibial hemimelia (or congenital tibial aplasia; Weber type VIIb, Jones et al type 1a), seven-toed preaxial polydactyly, and severe club foot (congenital talipes equinovarus). Definitive amputation surgery disarticulated the lower limb at the knee. This case report describes the anatomical findings of a systematic post-amputation examination of the lower limb's superficial dissection, X-rays, and computed tomography (CT) scans. From the X-rays and CT scans, we found curved and overlapping preaxial supernumerary toes, hypoplastic first metatarsal, lack of middle and distal phalanges in one supernumerary toe, three tarsal bones, hypoplastic middle phalanx and no distal phalanx for fourth toe, and no middle or distal phalanges for fifth toe...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033059/an-unusual-presentation-of-verrucous-carcinoma-of-the-foot-with-bone-invasion
#18
Ho Min Lee, Young Sung Kim, Jong Pil Kim, Jong Im Lee, Kyeong Soo Uhm
Verrucous carcinoma of the foot is a rare malignancy, and proper diagnosis can be delayed. Furthermore, misdiagnosis often results in delayed appropriate treatment. Herein, we present an unusual case of verrucous carcinoma of the fifth toe with bone invasion in a 63-year-old woman that was mistaken for a plantar wart for 3 years. The condition was treated by ray amputation. We emphasize the need for appropriate biopsy to achieve an accurate diagnosis.
November 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031030/outcome-after-protected-full-weightbearing-treatment-in-an-orthopedic-device-in-diabetic-neuropathic-arthropathy-charcot-arthropathy-a-comparison-of-unilaterally-and-bilaterally-affected-patients
#19
Niklas Renner, Stephan Hermann Wirth, Georg Osterhoff, Thomas Böni, Martin Berli
BACKGROUND: Charcot neuropathic arthropathy (CN) is a chronic, progressive, destructive, non-infectious process that most frequently affects the bone architecture of the foot in patients with sensory neuropathy. We evaluated the outcome of protected weightbearing treatment of CN in unilaterally and bilaterally affected patients and secondarily compared outcomes in protected versus unprotected weightbearing treatment. METHODS: Patient records and radiographs from 2002 to 2012 were retrospectively analyzed...
December 29, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018920/delay-between-onset-of-symptoms-and-seeking-physician-intervention-increases-risk-of-diabetic-foot-complications-results-of-a-cross-sectional-population-based-survey
#20
Norina A Gavan, Ioan A Veresiu, Etta J Vinik, Aaron I Vinik, Bogdan Florea, Cosmina I Bondor
We present a post hoc analysis of 17,530 questionnaires collected as part of the 2012 screening for neuropathy using Norfolk Quality of Life tool in patients with diabetes in Romania, to assess the impact on foot complications of time between the onset of symptoms of diabetes/its complications and the physician visit. Odds ratios (ORs) for self-reporting neuropathy increased from 1.16 (95% CI: 1.07-1.25) in those who sought medical care in 1-6 months from symptoms of diabetes/its complications onset to 2.27 in those who sought medical care >2 years after symptoms onset...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
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