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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772673/reducing-amputations-in-people-with-diabetes-rapid-evaluation-of-a-new-care-pathway
#1
Sandra MacRury, Kate Stephen, Fiona Main, Jane Gorman, Sandra Jones, David Macfarlane
People with diabetes are at increased risk of foot ulcers, which, if left untreated, can lead to infection, gangrene, and subsequent amputation. Management by a multidisciplinary diabetes foot team has been shown to reduce amputation rates; however, accessing specialist treatment is made particularly difficult when living in remote and rural locations, such as many individuals cared for within NHS Highland. The RAPID project was made up of two phases: firstly, to evaluate the technical feasibility of a new integrated care pathway using innovative technology, and secondly, to establish process enhancement of the pathway to justify a larger-scale study...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768333/association-between-vegf-genetic-variants-and-diabetic-foot-ulcer-in-chinese-han-population-a-case-control-study
#2
Xiaolei Li, Yonghua Lu, Peng Wei
The aim of this study was to investigate the association of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene polymorphisms with diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) susceptibility in a Chinese Han population.Around 88 type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients without DFU and 97 T2DM patients with DFU were enrolled in this study. A total of 103 age and gender matched healthy individuals were recruited as healthy control. VEGF gene polymorphisms rs699947 and rs13207351 were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767913/development-of-coverage-and-its-evaluation-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-wounds
#3
Marcia Diana Umebayashi Zanoti, Helena Megumi Sonobe, Sidney José Lima Ribeiro, Ana Maria Minarelli Gaspar
OBJECTIVES: To describe the development of the bacterial cellulose coating with anti-inflammatory Ibuprofen (BC/Ibu) and to evaluate the cicatrization process with its use in patients with chronic wounds of venous and diabetic etiology. METHODS: Longitudinal descriptive study. The cellulose membrane, cultivated with bacteria Gluconacetobacter xylinus and with incorporation of Ibuprofen, was used in the treatment of patients with chronic wounds in public health services in a Brazilian municipality...
October 2017: Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758297/effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-on-molecular-markers-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#4
Rehab A Karam, Noha A Rezk, Tamer M Abdel Rahman, Mohamed Al Saeed
Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the most common complications of diabetes with high morbidity and mortality. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is one of the treatment modalities that facilitates the wound healing process; however, its molecular mechanism remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism of action of NPWT in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers via measuring the tissue expression of genes related to the wound healing process. The study included 40 patients with diabetic foot ulceration, 20 of them received NPWT and the other 20 were a control group treated with advanced moist therapy...
May 11, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757846/increasing-diabetic-patient-engagement-and-self-reported-medication-adherence-using-a-web-based-multimedia-program
#5
Kerri Elsabrout
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Evidence-based, multimedia applications to supplement clinical care can improve patient engagement and clinical outcomes. Patients with diabetes with potentially devastating complication of foot ulcers present a substantial opportunity to improve engagement. This project examines how providing an online, multimedia self-management program affects patient engagement and self-reported medication adherence scores within 4-6 weeks compared with preprogram scores. METHODS: Participants included 14 adult, diabetic outpatients receiving care at a Wound Care Center in suburban New York...
May 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753996/risk-factors-for-diabetic-foot-ulcer-recurrence-a-prospective-2-year-follow-up-study-in-egypt
#6
Walaa A Khalifa
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of diabetic foot ulcer recurrence and its potential risk factors. METHODS: This study included 93 patients with type 2 diabetes and followed for 2 years after primary healed foot ulceration. Demographic, diabetes related, comorbid and ulcer related variables were investigated as risk factors. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to identify independent risk factors. RESULTS: 61.3% of patients had recurrent ulcers particularly in the forefoot (33...
December 28, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750054/how-do-patients-with-diabetes-report-their-comorbidities-comparison-with-administrative-data
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Jonas Hoffmann, Burkhard Haastert, Manuela Brüne, Matthias Kaltheuner, Alexander Begun, Nadja Chernyak, Andrea Icks
Aims: Patients with diabetes are probably often unaware of their comorbidities. We estimated agreement between self-reported comorbidities and administrative data. Methods: In a random sample of 464 diabetes patients, data from a questionnaire asking about the presence of 14 comorbidities closely related to diabetes were individually linked with statutory health insurance data. Results: Specificities were >97%, except cardiac insufficiency (94...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748781/plantar-blood-flow-response-to-accumulated-pressure-stimulus-in-diabetic-people-with-different-peak-plantar-pressure-a-non-randomized-clinical-trial
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Fang Pu, Weiyan Ren, Hongyuan Fu, Xuan Zheng, Min Yang, Yih-Kuen Jan, Yubo Fan
The aim of this study was to investigate the plantar blood flow response to the same accumulated pressure stimulus in diabetic patients with different peak plantar pressure (PPP), which is important for assessing the risk of diabetic foot ulcer. Eleven diabetic subjects with high PPP (PPP ≥ 207 kPa) and 8 diabetic subjects with low PPP (PPP < 207 kPa) were asked to walk naturally on a treadmill so as to induce an accumulated stimulus of 73,000 kPa·s on their first metatarsal head, which was monitored with a sensorized insole...
May 11, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748311/radiotracer-imaging-allows-for-noninvasive-detection-and-quantification-of-abnormalities-in-angiosome-foot-perfusion-in-diabetic-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-and-nonhealing-wounds
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Jessica L Alvelo, Xenophon Papademetris, Carlos Mena-Hurtado, Sangchoon Jeon, Bauer E Sumpio, Albert J Sinusas, Mitchel R Stacy
BACKGROUND: Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) imaging allows for assessment of skeletal muscle microvascular perfusion but has not been quantitatively assessed in angiosomes, or 3-dimensional vascular territories, of the foot. This study assessed and compared resting angiosome foot perfusion between healthy subjects and diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Additionally, the relationship between SPECT/CT imaging and the ankle-brachial index-a standard tool for evaluating peripheral artery disease-was assessed...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746280/the-impact-of-microbial-communities-on-wound-healing-a-review
#10
Zhenzhen Xu, Henry C Hsia
Chronic, nonhealing wounds place an enormous burden on both the health care system and patients, with no definitive treatments available. There has been increasing evidence that the microbial composition of wounds may play an important role in wound healing. Culture-independent methods for bacterial detection and analysis have revealed the wound microbiome to be much more diverse and complex than culture alone. Such methods primarily rely on targeted amplification and sequencing of various hypervariable regions of the bacterial 16S rRNA for phylogenetic analysis...
April 30, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745908/local-use-of-granulocyte-macrophages-colony-stimulating-factor-in-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-neuropathic-ulcer-case-review
#11
E Karlafti, Ch Savopoulos, A Hatzitolios, T Didangelos
One of the main causes of amputations in patients with Diabetes Mellitus patients is a chronic diabetic foot ulcer. The authors present a clinical case and discussion of a successful use of Granulocyte-Macrophages Colony Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) treatment for the promotion of healing of a chronic diabetic foot ulcer. A 65 year-old woman was admitted to the Diabetes Center with complaints of a deep non-healing chronic foot ulcer for the last 18 months. At the examination a 5 cm ulcer on the plantar surface of the right foot was revealed...
April 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738301/ultrasound-assisted-debridement-of-neuroischaemic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-clinical-and-microbiological-effects-a-case-series
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José Luis Lázaro-Martínez, Francisco Javier Álvaro-Afonso, Yolanda García-Álvarez, Raúl Juan Molines-Barroso, Esther García-Morales, David Sevillano-Fernández
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and microbiological effects of sequential wound debridement in a case series of neuroischaemic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) using an ultrasound-assisted wound debridement (UAW) device. METHOD: A prospective, single-centre study, involving a case series of 24 neuroischaemic DFUs, was conducted to evaluate sequential wound debridement with UAW during a six-week treatment period. Soft tissue punch biopsies were taken every second week of treatment, both before and after wound debridement sessions...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738299/perception-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-among-general-practitioners-in-four-european-countries-knowledge-skills-and-urgency
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José Luis Garcia-Klepzig, Juan Pedro Sánchez-Ríos, Chris Manu, Raju Ahluwalia, Claas Lüdemann, Marco Meloni, Elisabetta Lacopi, Víctor Rodriguez-Saenz De Buruaga, Benjamin Bouillet, Julien Vouillarmet, Jose Luis Lazaro Martinez, Kristien Van Acker
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) have the potential to deteriorate rapidly, in the absence of prompt assessment and treatment. The aim of this study was to analyse the awareness and perception of DFU among general practitioners (GPs) from four European countries, and to find possible differences between these countries in terms of management. METHOD: A two-part, quantitative, online questionnaire was distributed to GPs across four countries in Europe-the UK, France, Germany and Spain...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738296/microcurrent-as-an-adjunct-therapy-to-accelerate-chronic-wound-healing-and-reduce-patient-pain
#14
Harikrishna K R Nair
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim is to assess the efficacy of microcurrent, a form of electrical stimulation, as an adjunct therapy in accelerating healing in chronic wounds by reducing wound size and pain level. The secondary aim is to assess the qualitative changes in these parameters: inflammatory symptoms, vasodilation, sleep quality, gait and frequency of bowel movement. METHOD: Eligible patients with chronic wounds were enrolled between March and June 2016, from the Wound Care Unit, Hospital Kuala Lumpur in this consecutive case series...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738294/clinical-application-of-a-3d-printed-scaffold-in-chronic-wound-treatment-a-case-series
#15
Haining Sun, Huayao Lv, Fanghui Qiu, Duolun Sun, Yue Gao, Ning Chen, YongKe Zheng, Kunxue Deng, Yaya Yang, Haitao Zhang, Tao Xu, Dongni Ren
OBJECTIVE: This case series evaluates the safety and effectiveness of 3D-printed scaffold in chronic wounds. The scaffold is a composite of natural and synthetic materials, and can be prepared in the form of powder or membrane. METHOD: We recruited patients with pressure ulcera (PU) and/or a diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). We used two methods: 3D-printed scaffolds alone, or 3D-printing powder mixed with platelet-rich fibrinogen (PRF). Clinicians and patients were asked to rate the scaffold's ease of application and comfort during use...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738280/identifying-and-treating-foot-ulcers-in-patients-with-diabetes-saving-feet-legs-and-lives
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Karen Ousey, Paul Chadwick, Arkadiusz Jawien, Gulnaz Tariq, Harikrishna K Ragavan Nair, José Luis Lázaro Martínez, Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts, Paulo Alves, Stephanie Wu, Zena Moore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736169/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-population-based-diabetic-foot-cohort-adfc-study-two-year-follow-up-study
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Leila Yazdanpanah, Hajieh Shahbazian, Iraj Nazari, Hamid Reza Arti, Fatemeh Ahmadi, Seyed Ehsan Mohammadianinejad, Bahman Cheraghian, Saeed Hesam
Aim/Introduction: This study was carried out to assess the incidence and risk factors of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Materials and Methods: In this prospective cohort study in a university hospital, all the participants were examined and followed up for new DFU as final outcome for two years. To analyze the data, the variables were first evaluated with a univariate analysis. Then variables with P value < 0.2 were tested with a multivariate analysis, using backward-elimination multiple logistic regression...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734575/the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-historical-perspective
#18
Paul E Cianci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733065/impacto-de-la-revascularizaci%C3%A3-n-y-factores-asociados-en-el-salvamento-de-la-extremidad-en-pacientes-con-pie-diab%C3%A3-tico
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Carlos A Hinojosa, Estefanía Boyer-Duck, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Ana E Núñez-Salgado, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, René Lizola
Introducción: El pie diabético es causa frecuente de hospitalización. Objetivo: Examinar el impacto de la revascularización en la preservación de los miembros inferiores. Método: Estudio retrospectivo de pacientes diabéticos con úlceras en el pie. Se evaluó extensión del tejido perdido conforme las clasificaciones PEDIS y de Wagner, así como indicaciones y técnicas de revascularización. Los factores involucrados en la amputación mayor y el salvamento de la extremidad fueron evaluados por pruebas Fisher y chi cuadrado...
2018: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725580/salient-features-and-outcomes-of-charcot-foot-an-often-overlooked-diabetic-complication-a-17-year-experience-at-a-diabetic-center-in-bangkok
#20
Yotsapon Thewjitcharoen, Jeeraphan Sripatpong, Wyn Parksook, Sirinate Krittiyawong, Sriurai Porramatikul, Taweesak Srikummoon, Somkiet Mahaudomporn, Soontaree Nakasatien, Thep Himathongkam
Background: Charcot foot is a rare but a serious diabetic condition. Recognition of this often overlooked condition to provide timely and proper management is important for a better prognosis. Limited data on Charcot foot was available in Asians. Aims: The aim of this study is to describe salient features and outcomes of Charcot foot in Thai patients. Method: We presented our experience of 40 cases of Charcot foot patients who were treated from 2000 to 2016 at Theptarin Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
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