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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907172/-nursing-care-of-a-patient-admitted-to-a-hyperbaric-chamber-for-a-chronic-wound
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Stéphanie Chevallier, Simon Le Nabat, Arnaud Druelle, Hugues Lefort, Jean-Éric Blatteau
The hyperbaric chamber is a particularly relevant therapy for the healing of chronic wounds such as radiation-induced wounds, ulcers, diabetic foot or osteomyelitis. This article describes the pathway of a patient with a chronic wound from the perspective of a hyperbaric medicine nurse.
June 2018: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868165/diabetic-foot-ulcer-outcomes-from-a-podiatry-led-tertiary-service-in-kuwait
#2
Grace Messenger, Richard Masoetsa, Imtiaz Hussain, Sriraman Devarajan, Mohamed Jahromi
Objective : This single-centred study aims to evaluate the incidence, risk factors and treatment outcomes of a podiatry led, evidence-based diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) clinic. Research design and methods : Data from the DFU database and patient electronic health records were retrospectively collected from patients with new DFUs who were referred for treatment to the Department of Podiatry, Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait, from 1 October 2014, to 31 December 2016. Patients were followed-up until healing occurred or until 6 months after the study end date, whichever came first...
2018: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29860597/diabetic-bone-lesions-a-study-on-38-known-modern-skeletons-and-the-implications-for-forensic-scenarios
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Lucie Biehler-Gomez, Elisa Castoldi, Elisa Baldini, Annalisa Cappella, Cristina Cattaneo
Diabetes mellitus is a condition with severe and life-threatening complications and epidemic proportions worldwide. The study of diabetes on bones can provide crucial information to the forensic practice, the archeological field and medical research. In this paper, the authors report and discuss the lesions observed on the skeletons of 38 individuals (plus 11 negative control samples) of the CAL Milano Cemetery Skeletal Collection with known diabetes. As a result, different types of lesions were highlighted in the feet: periosteal new bone formation, lysis of tuft, lytic lesions, evidence of trauma, osteomyelitis, and osteochondritis dissecans...
June 2, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29844940/diabetic-foot-syndrome-charcot-arthropathy-or-osteomyelitis-part-i-clinical-picture-and-radiography
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Aleksandra Konarzewska, Anna Korzon-Burakowska, Ludomira Rzepecka-Wejs, Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Edyta Szurowska, Michał Studniarek
One of significant challenges faced by diabetologists, surgeons and orthopedists who care for patients with diabetic foot syndrome is early diagnosis and differentiation of bone structure abnormalities typical of these patients, i.e. osteitis and Charcot arthropathy. In addition to clinical examination, the patient's medical history and laboratory tests, imaging plays a significant role. The evaluation usually begins with conventional radiographs. In the case of osteomyelitis, radiography shows osteopenia, lytic lesions, cortical destruction, periosteal reactions as well as, in the chronic phase, osteosclerosis and sequestra...
March 2018: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29804922/an-innovative-application-of-the-free-vascularized-medial-femoral-condyle-flap-in-the-prevention-of-recurring-neuropathic-ulcer-in-the-diabetic-foot-a-case-report
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Martin Grohmann, Stefan Benedikt, Anna Vasilyeva, Heinz Bürger, Abigail Forbes, Michael Valentin Schintler
Despite various therapy options, the prophylactic and symptomatic treatment of recurrent ulcerations in the diabetic foot are still challenging. We report the application of a free vascularized medial femoral condyle flap to prevent the recurrence of pressure ulcer in a patient with diabetic foot syndrome. Our patient had type 2 diabetes and presented with pressure ulcers and osteomyelitis of metatarsal heads 2 and 3 after a great toe amputation. We chose to use a medial femoral condyle flap as a damper in the area of the metatarsal heads because of the relatively young age and good vascularity of our patient...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29798584/-application-of-three-dimensional-printing-technology-for-closed-reduction-and-percutaneous-cannulated-screws-fixation-of-displaced-intraarticular-calcaneus-fractures
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Min Wu, Jianzhong Guan, Yuzhou Xiao, Zhaodong Wang, Xiaotian Chen, Zhi Zhao, Kuankuan Zhang, Jun Zhu
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of three-dimensional (3-D) printing assisting minimally invasive for intraarticular calcaneal fractures with percutaneous poking reduction and cannulate screw fixation. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed of the 19 patients (19 feet) with intraarticular calcaneal fracture who had been treated between March 2015 and May 2016. There were 13 males and 6 females with an average age of 38.2 years (range, 24-73 years)...
November 1, 2017: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787888/understanding-the-microbiome-of-diabetic-foot-osteomyelitis-insights-from-molecular-and-microscopic-approaches
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Khalid Johani, Blain G Fritz, T Bjarnsholt, Benjamin A Lipsky, Slade O Jensen, Mark Yang, Anastasia Dean, H Hu, Karen Vickery, Matthew Malone
OBJECTIVES: Rigorous visual evidence on whether or not biofilms are involved in diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) is lacking. We employed a suite of molecular and microscopic approaches to investigate the microbiome, and phenotypic state of microorganisms involved in DFO. METHODS: In 20 consecutive subjects with suspected DFO, we collected intraoperative bone specimens. To explore the microbial diversity present in infected bone we performed next-generation DNA sequencing...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784038/chronic-traumatic-ankle-and-foot-osteomyelitis-a-nationwide-case-control-study
#8
Maryam Hosseini, Mostafa Allami, Mohammadreza Soroush, Fateme Babaha, Javad Minooeefar, Davood Rahimpoor
BACKGROUND: Osteomyelitis (OM) is an atypical consequence of ankle-foot trauma which is associated with long-term mental and physical morbidity and persistent pain. This study aimed to assess the health status of OM patients with war-related ankle-foot injuries. METHODS: A total of 1129 veterans with ankle-foot injuries participated in a case-control study (2014-2016). Thirty patients with chronic OM of the ankle-foot were compared with 90 non-OM participants as the control group...
May 15, 2018: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745908/local-use-of-granulocyte-macrophages-colony-stimulating-factor-in-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-neuropathic-ulcer-case-review
#9
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/29744453/studies-on-the-cytocompatibility-mechanical-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-3d-printed-poly-methyl-methacrylate-beads
#10
David K Mills, Uday Jammalamadaka, Karthik Tappa, Jeffery Weisman
Osteomyelitis is typically a bacterial infection (usually from Staphylococcus) or, more rarely, a fungal infection of the bone. It can occur in any bone in the body, but it most often affects the long bones (leg and arm), vertebral (spine), and bones of the foot. Microbial success in osteomyelitis is due to their ability to form biofilms which inhibit the wound healing process and increases resistance to anti-infective agents. Also, biofilms do not allow easy penetration of antibiotics into their matrix making clinical treatment a challenge...
June 2018: Bioactive Materials
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718310/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-children-with-culture-negative-septic-arthritis
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Evangelos Spyridakis, Jeffrey S Gerber, Emily Schriver, Robert W Grundmeier, Eric A Porsch, Joseph W St Geme, Kevin J Downes
Background: Septic arthritis is a serious infection, but the results of blood and joint fluid cultures are often negative in children. We describe here the clinical features and management of culture-negative septic arthritis in children at our hospital and their outcomes. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of a cohort of children with septic arthritis who were hospitalized at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia between January 2002 and December 2014. Culture-negative septic arthritis was defined as a joint white blood cell count of >50000/μL with associated symptoms, a clinical diagnosis of septic arthritis, and a negative culture result...
April 30, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695061/use-of-leukocyte-platelet-l-prf-rich-fibrin-in-diabetic-foot-ulcer-with-osteomyelitis-three-clinical-cases-report
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Alessandro Crisci, Giuseppe Marotta, Anna Licito, Edda Serra, Giulio Benincasa, Michela Crisci
In this study, the use of fibrin rich in leukocytes and platelets (L-PRF) was explored to heal osteomyelitis ulcers in a diabetic foot. The goal was to standardize the utilization of L-PRF in patients with osteomyelitis to direct it for healing. L-PRF was obtained autologously from the peripheral blood of the diabetic patients ( n = 3) having osteomyelitis and skin lesions for at least six months. The L-PRF and supernatant serum were inserted into the skin lesion to the bone after a surgical debridement. The evolution of lesions over time was analyzed...
April 24, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688043/the-clinical-value-of-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-diabetic-foot-infection
#14
Mehmet Ali Eren, Ekrem Karakaş, Ayşe Nur Torun, Tevfik Sabuncu
BACKGROUND: Osteomyelitis is a common complication in the diabetic foot which can be concluded with amputation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) in the diagnosis of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). METHODS: Thirty patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus having DFU were enrolled. DWI and conventional MRI were obtained. Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) measurements were made by transferring the images to the workstation...
April 24, 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655648/osteomyelitis-of-the-first-metatarsal-head-treated-with-joint-preserving-surgery-and-a-synthetic-resorbable-bone-graft-substitute-a-case-report
#15
Konstantinos Anagnostakos, Katrin Koch
Managing infections of the first metatarsophalangeal joint can be demanding because many patients present with late-stage infection and partial or total amputation of the first ray or the phalanx could be necessary. We describe such a patient who was successfully treated with a calcium-based resorbable bone substitute that preserved the first metatarsophalangeal joint. A 38-year-old female presented to our department with a foot infection. Examination revealed a methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infection of the first metatarsophalangeal joint...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644884/prospective-analysis-of-surgical-bone-margins-after-partial-foot-amputation-in-diabetic-patients-admitted-with-moderate-to-severe-foot-infections
#16
Brian M Schmidt, Jonathan B McHugh, Rajiv M Patel, James S Wrobel
BACKGROUND: Osteomyelitis is common in diabetic foot infections and medical management can lead to poor outcomes. Surgical management involves sending histopathologic and microbiologic specimens which guides future intervention. We examined the effect of obtainment of surgical margins in patients undergoing forefoot amputations to identify patient characteristics associated with outcomes. Secondary aims included evaluating interobserver reliability of histopathologic data at both the distal-to and proximal-to surgical bone margin...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626020/bone-and-joint-infection
#17
Julia Colston, Bridget Atkins
Bone and joint infections include septic arthritis, prosthetic joint infections, osteomyelitis, spinal infections (discitis, vertebral osteomyelitis and epidural abscess) and diabetic foot osteomyelitis. All of these may present through the acute medical take. This article discusses the pathogenesis of infection and highlights the importance of taking a careful history and fully examining the patient. It also emphasises the importance of early surgical intervention in many cases. Consideration of alternative diagnoses, appropriate imaging and high-quality microbiological sampling is important to allow appropriate and targeted antimicrobial therapy...
March 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605553/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-followed-by-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-spray-as-a-recovery-technique-in-partial-necrosis-of-distally-based-sural-flap-for-calcaneal-osteomyelitis-a-case-report
#18
Taro Mikami, Eriko Kaida, Yuichiro Yabuki, Sho Kitamura, Ken'ichi Kokubo, Jiro Maegawa
The distally based sural flap is regarded as the first choice for reconstruction in the distal part of the lower leg because the flap is easy to raise, reliable in its blood supply, and prone to only a few complications. Limited data have investigated the details of treatment in cases of failure of distally based sural flaps. We report a case of calcaneal osteomyelitis in which a successful outcome was finally obtained with a partially necrosed, distally based sural flap using negative pressure wound therapy with basic fibroblast growth factor spray...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595101/orthopedic-aspects-of-the-diabetic-foot
#19
E J A Tijdens-Creusen, Paul C Jutte, W M H H Schoumakers, M M Van der Klauw, Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker
Background Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a common medical condition affecting more than 6% of the world population. Besides well-known pathology like diabetic retinopathy and renal insufficiency, it carries important orthopedic implications, especially around the foot and ankle (diabetic foot). Focus This article focusses on the three major areas confronting the orthopedist: 1) changes in foot statics and biology leading to ulceration with or without osteomyelitis, 2) ankle fractures, particularly complications after a fracture and 3) Charcot foot...
March 28, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574036/prognostic-scoring-system-for-patients-undergoing-reconstructive-foot-and-ankle-surgery-for-charcot-neuroarthropathy-the-charcot-reconstruction-preoperative-prognostic-score
#20
David Rettedal, Alissa Parker, Adam Popchak, Patrick R Burns
Charcot neuroarthropathy is a destructive process that occurs in patients with peripheral neuropathy, often due to poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Surgical reconstruction can be necessary to provide a plantigrade foot that is wound free. A risk of major amputation exists after a Charcot event and after attempted reconstruction. We retrospectively reviewed the data from 34 patients (36 reconstructions) who had undergone reconstructive surgery for Charcot neuroarthropathy. The mean patient age was 56.44 years...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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