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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035584/hybrid-fixation-for-ankle-fusion-in-diabetic-charcot-arthropathy
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Hani El-Mowafi, Mazen Abulsaad, Yasser Kandil, Ahmed El-Hawary, Samer Ali
BACKGROUND: Ankle fusion is difficult to achieve in the diabetic Charcot ankle Brodsky type 3a because of the poor quality of the bone and the inability to achieve a stable biomechanical construct. The aim of this study was to report the outcome of ankle fusion using a combination of an intramedullary nail and a circular external fixator in patients with diabetic Charcot arthropathy. METHODS: We prospectively studied 24 patients with diabetic Charcot arthropathy of the ankle who were treated by fusion of the tibiotalar joint using a combined retrograde intramedullary nail and Ilizarov external fixator...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032905/analysis-of-wound-healing-time-and-wound-free-period-as-outcomes-after-surgical-and-endovascular-revascularization-for-critical-lower-limb-ischemia
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Jin Okazaki, Daisuke Matsuda, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Masaru Ishida, Sosei Kuma, Koichi Morisaki, Tadashi Furuyama, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Traditional end points, such as amputation-free survival, used to assess the clinical effectiveness of lower limb revascularization have shortcomings because they do not account independently for wound nonhealing and recurrence or patient survival. Wound healing process and maintenance of a wound-free state after revascularization were not well-studied. The aim of this study was to elucidate the long-term clinical course of ischemic wounds after revascularization. We focused on initial wound healing process as well as the maintenance of a wound-free state after achievement of wound healing...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029862/hidden-dangers-revealed-by-misdiagnosed-diabetic-neuropathy-a-comparison-of-simple-clinical-tests-for-the-screening-of-vibration-perception-threshold-at-primary-care-level
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Kurt Azzopardi, Alfred Gatt, Nachiappan Chockalingam, Cynthia Formosa
AIM: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is an important complication and contributes to the morbidity of diabetes mellitus. Evidence indicates early detection of diabetic peripheral neuropathy results in fewer foot ulcers and amputations. The aim of this study was to compare different screening modalities in the detection of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in a primary care setting. METHOD: A prospective non-experimental comparative multi-centre cross sectional study was conducted in various Primary Health Centres...
October 10, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024959/limb-laterality-recognition-score-a-reliable-clinical-measure-related-to-phantom-limb-pain
#4
Christopher Kevin Wong, Caitlin Kimberly Wong
Objective: To explore the usefulness of the limb laterality recognition score as a clinical measure of phantom limb pain, regarding test-retest reliability and association of limb laterality recognition scores with phantom limb pain measures. Design: Retrospective cohort. Setting: Community support group. Subjects: Eleven adults who averaged 4.8 years since lower limb amputation due to vascular pathologies (N = 9), trauma (N = 1), and cancer (N = 1)...
August 24, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024511/the-relationship-between-linear-osteological-and-radiographic-measurements-of-the-human-calcaneus-and-talus
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David Agoada
Plain radiographs of the foot are a common form of examination in individuals when medical evaluation is indicated. Their availability makes them useful for studying human variation where large sample sizes are crucial. Calcaneal and talar morphology are critical in the understanding of human foot form and function, but few studies have examined the accuracy of linear measurements of these bones taken from radiographs. If linear measurements are to be used in quantitative analysis, their accuracy must first be demonstrated...
October 10, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023974/diabetes-related-major-lower-limb-amputation-incidence-is-strongly-related-to-diabetic-foot-service-provision-and-improves-with-enhancement-of-services-peer-review-of-the-south-west-of-england
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R B Paisey, A Abbott, R Levenson, A Harrington, D Browne, J Moore, M Bamford, M Roe
AIMS: To investigate the relationship between high diabetes-related lower limb amputation incidence and foot care services in the South-West region of England. METHODS: The introduction of 10 key elements of foot care service provision in one area of the South-West resulted in stabilization of foot ulcer incidence and sustained reduction in amputation incidence from 2007. Services introduced included administrative support, standardized general practice foot screening, improved community podiatry staffing, hospital multidisciplinary foot clinics, effective care pathways, availability of an orthotist and audit...
October 11, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021882/primary-osteosarcoma-of-the-distal-fibula-treated-with-distal-fibulectomy-with-a-five-year-follow-up-a-case-report
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I Saadon, B Amit, A Zolquarnian, F Muhamad
Musculoskeletal tumours of the lower limbs especially malignant tumours are not common. The fibula is the site of primary bone tumours as reported in 2.4% of lower limb tumours with the proximal third being more frequently involved than the distal segment. Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumour of nonhaematopoietic origin, with distal fibular involvement in 0.47% of patients. The advances in imaging techniques and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy have now made it possible to accurately define the extent of tumour and plan limb salvage with tumour resection...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017535/the-leucopatch%C3%A2-system-in-the-management-of-hard-to-heal-diabetic-foot-ulcers-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Frances Game, William Jeffcoate, Lise Tarnow, Florence Day, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Judith Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers are a common and severe complication of diabetes mellitus. Standard treatment includes debridement, offloading, management of infection and revascularisation where appropriate, although healing times may be long. The LeucoPatch® device is used to generate an autologous platelet-rich fibrin and leucocyte wound dressing produced from the patient's own venous blood by centrifugation, but without the addition of any reagents. The final product comprises a thin, circular patch composed predominantly of fibrin together with living platelets and leucocytes...
October 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989556/fibreglass-total-contact-casting-removable-cast-walkers-and-irremovable-cast-walkers-to-treat-diabetic-neuropathic-foot-ulcers-a-health-technology-assessment
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BACKGROUND: Diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers are a risk factor for lower leg amputation. Many experts recommend offloading with fibreglass total contact casting, removable cast walkers, and irremovable cast walkers as a way to treat these ulcers. METHODS: We completed a health technology assessment, which included an evaluation of clinical benefits and harms, value for money, and patient preferences for offloading devices. We performed a systematic literature search on August 17, 2016, to identify randomized controlled trials that compared fibreglass total contact casting, removable cast walkers, and irremovable cast walkers with other treatments (offloading or non-offloading) in patients with diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980181/outcome-of-intra-arterial-thrombolysis-in-patients-with-diabetes-and-acute-lower-limb-ischemia-a-propensity-score-adjusted-analysis
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Talha Butt, Anders Gottsäter, Jan Apelqvist, Gunnar Engström, Stefan Acosta
The presence of diabetes mellitus is rarely addressed in acute lower limb ischaemia (ALLI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of local intra-arterial thrombolysis for ALLI in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Outcome of all thrombolytic events performed in an endovascular first-strategy centre during a 13-year period between 2001 and 2013 in patients with ALLI were followed to January 2017. A propensity score adjusted analysis was performed to evaluate results in patients with (n = 83) versus without (n = 316) DM...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979615/-podiatric-risk-screening-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-antananarivo
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Sitraka Angelo Raharinavalona, Haritsiky Robertini Ramalanjaona, Nalisoa Andrianera, Andrinirina Dave Patrick Rakotomalala, George Ramahandridona
Diabetic foot disease heavily weighs upon diabetics, being a significant cause of morbidity and severe disability. Their prevention is indispensable. Our study aimed to reduce the rate of amputations in diabetics. We conducted a retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional, multicenter study of podiatric risk screening in patients with type 2 diabetes in the Endocrinology Department at the University Hospital of Befelatanana and at the Amadia Clinic, Faravohitra, over a period of 6 months. The average age of our patients was 54...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976835/use-of-cryopreserved-umbilical-cord-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-complex-diabetic-ulcers-with-osteomyelitis
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A Raphael, J Gonzales
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the combined use of cryopreserved human umbilical cord (cUC) allograft and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in treating complex diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with bone exposure and osteomyelitis. These types of wound are known to carry a high morbidity and mortality. METHODS: A single-center, retrospective chart review was performed to assess the efficacy of the combined use of cUC with NPWT, by the same surgeon, to help promote the closure of complex DFUs presenting with biopsy-proven osteomyelitis...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976832/wound-healing-outcomes-in-a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-outpatient-clinic-at-an-acute-care-hospital-a-retrospective-study
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S H Lu, A-M McLaren
OBJECTIVE: Patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) have an increased risk of lower extremity amputation. A retrospective chart review of patients with DFUs attending the Foot Treatment and Assessment chiropodist-led outpatient clinic at an inner-city academic hospital was conducted to determine wound healing outcomes and characteristics contributing to outcomes. METHOD: We reviewed the complete clinical history of 279 patients with 332 DFUs spanning over a five-year period...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976723/cost-effectiveness-of-prevention-and-management-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-and-amputation-in-a-health-resource-limited-setting
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Bin Wu, Xu Wan, Jing Ma
BACKGROUND: To estimate the lifetime health and economic effects of different strategies of caring the diabetic foot in the Chinese setting. METHODS: A mathematical model was developed to simulate the onset and progression of diabetic foot disease in patients with type 2 diabetes managed with optimal care and usual care. Clinical and utility data were obtained from the published literature. Direct medical costs and resource utilization in the Chinese health care setting were considered...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976393/-approach-to-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-the-elderly
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Ozan Onur Balkanay, Suat Nail Ömeroğlu
The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease, which usually develops on the basis of atherosclerosis and develops as a result of chronic arterial occlusive pathology, increases with age. Peripheral artery disease in the elderly patient population may be asymptomatic due to restrictive conditions associated with immobilization. Concurrent cerebrovascular disease and coronary artery disease risk and mortality rates are higher in elderly patients with peripheral artery disease. The life expectancy in patients with peripheral arterial disease is worse than in prostate cancer patients...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974212/diabetic-foot-ulcer-mobile-detection-system-using-smart-phone-thermal-camera-a-feasibility-study
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Luay Fraiwan, Mohanad AlKhodari, Jolu Ninan, Basil Mustafa, Adel Saleh, Mohammed Ghazal
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, the whole world is being concerned with a major health problem, which is diabetes. A very common symptom of diabetes is the diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). The early detection of such foot complications can protect diabetic patients from any dangerous stages that develop later and may require foot amputation. This work aims at building a mobile thermal imaging system that can be used as an indicator for possible developing ulcers. METHODS: The proposed system consists of a thermal camera connected to a Samsung smart phone, which is used to acquire thermal images...
October 3, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974119/frontal-plane-pelvis-and-hip-kinematics-of-transfemoral-amputee-gait-effect-of-a-prosthetic-foot-with-active-ankle-dorsiflexion-and-individualized-training-a-case-study
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Anna Armannsdottir, Roy Tranberg, Gudfinna Halldorsdottir, Kristin Briem
Following a transfemoral amputation (TFA), numerous changes in movement patterns during gait can occur. Frontal plane hip and pelvis compensatory strategies are recognized among individuals with a TFA, some thought to aid in safe foot clearance during the swing phase of gait. The aim of this case study was to evaluate the effect of an active ankle dorsiflexion provided by a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic foot, as well as the effect of individualized training on these parameters. In this case study, a 42-year-old male underwent 3 D gait analysis...
October 3, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971772/herbs-for-effective-treatment-of-diabetes-mellitus-medicinal-chemistry-and-future-therapeutic-options
#18
Farida Hussan, Mohamad Fairuz Yahaya, Seong Lin Teoh, Srijit Das
The incidence of diabetes mellitus (DM) has increased globally. Various complications such as blindness, nephropathy leading to renal failure, neuropathy, foot ulceration, amputation, and disturbance in autonomic nervous system have been reported. Although, allopathy treatment still remains the treatment of choice, there is a need to look at the easy availability, patient compliance and cheaper cost of the drugs used in day-day practice. In this regard, complementary and alternative medicine has a greater role to play...
September 27, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971322/the-diabetic-foot-as-a-proxy-for-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-review
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REVIEW
Isa Dietrich, Gustavo Arruda Braga, Fernanda Gomes de Melo, Ana Carolina Calmon da Costa Silva Silva
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviewed very recent papers (2016) discussing or bringing clinical evidences of the possible common pathways leading to diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) and increased mortality rates. RECENT FINDINGS: Diabetic patients with diabetic foot syndrome have a mortality rate greater than twofold when compared with non-ulcerated diabetics. In addition, the 5-year mortality rate following amputation is estimated at 39-68%, a life expectancy comparable to aggressive types of cancer or advanced congestive heart failure...
October 2, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968346/adjunctive-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-healing-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Chen-Yu Chen, Re-Wen Wu, Mei-Chi Hsu, Ching-Jung Hsieh, Man-Chun Chou
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of standard wound care with adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to standard wound care alone on wound healing, markers of inflammation, glycemic control, amputation rate, survival rate of tissue, and health-related quality of life in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, open-label, controlled study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised 38 patients with nonhealing DFUs who were deemed poor candidates for vascular surgery...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
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