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Leukocytosis diabetic foot

Arkady Shklyar, Edward B Miller, Zvi Landau
UNLABELLED:  Background. The diabetic foot is a common site of infections that frequently result in significant patient morbidity and mortality. Antibiotic treatment is an important part of therapy with selection of the specific agent depending on the stage of ulceration. Recently, ertapenem has entered use as first line therapy for moderate to severe diabetic foot infections. The following prospective study recounts the experience of using ertapenem as tertiary salvage therapy following failure of first and second-line antibiotics...
June 2010: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Javier Aragón-Sánchez, Jose Luis Lázaro-Martínez, Raúl Molinés-Barroso, Yolanda García Álvarez, Yurena Quintana-Marrero, Maria J Hernández-Herrero
Revision surgery (RS) is frequently needed to control diabetic foot infections. It is the aim of this retrospective observational study to analyze the variables associated with undergoing RS and the variables associated with undergoing a major amputation when RS was required. We conducted a retrospective study of patients with diabetes treated in our department during 10 years (January 1, 2000 to January 1, 2010) who had foot infections identifying those who required RS. In all, 167 out of 417 patients (40%) with diabetes who underwent surgery for foot infections underwent RS for persistent infection...
June 2013: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Javier Aragón-Sánchez, Benjamin A Lipsky, Jose L Lázaro-Martínez
Osteomyelitis frequently complicates infections in the feet of patients with diabetes. Gram-positive cocci, especially Staphylococcus aureus, are the most commonly isolated pathogens, but gram-negative bacteria also cause some cases of diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO). These gram-negatives require different antibiotic regimens than those commonly directed at gram-positives. There are, however, few data on factors related to their presence and how they influence the clinical picture. We conducted a retrospective study to determine the variables associated with the isolation of gram-negative bacteria from bone samples in cases of DFO and the clinical presentation of these infections...
March 2013: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Jonathan C Baker, Jennifer L Demertzis, Nicholas G Rhodes, Daniel E Wessell, David A Rubin
Diabetes mellitus is increasingly prevalent and results in various clinically important musculoskeletal disorders affecting the limbs, feet, and spine as well as in widely recognized end-organ complications such as neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy. Diabetic muscle ischemia-a self-limited disorder-may be confused with infectious or inflammatory myositis, venous thrombosis, or compartment syndrome. The absence of fever and leukocytosis, combined with the presence of bilaterally distributed lesions in multiple and often noncontiguous muscles in the legs, including the thighs, is suggestive of ischemia; by contrast, the presence of well-defined intramuscular abscesses with rimlike enhancement favors a diagnosis of infectious pyomyositis...
November 2012: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Shalbha Tiwari, Daliparthy D Pratyush, Balram Gupta, Awanindra Dwivedi, Sandeep Chaudhary, Rammohan K Rayicherla, Sanjeev K Gupta, Surya Kumar Singh
The aim of the present research was to study the prevalence and severity of vitamin D deficiency in patients with diabetic foot infection. Patients were enrolled in two groups: diabetic patients with foot infection (n 125) as cases and diabetic patients without the infection as controls (n 164). Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was measured by RIA. Data were presented as means and standard deviations unless otherwise indicated and were analysed by SPSS. Results revealed that 25(OH)D (nmol/l) was significantly lower (40·25 (sd 38·35) v...
January 14, 2013: British Journal of Nutrition
Mohammad Zubair, Abida Malik, Jamal Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: Aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and risk factors for amputation among patients with diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 162 DFU in patients treated in a multidisciplinary based diabetes and endocrinology centre of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India during the period of December 2008-March 2011. Detailed history and physical examination was carried out for every subject...
March 2012: Foot
Adam E Fleischer, James S Wrobel, Andrea Leonards, Scott Berg, Daniel P Evans, Robert L Baron, David G Armstrong
Our aim was to determine whether post-treatment laboratory values could help to predict the clinical response in patients with advanced diabetic foot infections. One hundred and three consecutive patients hospitalized for moderate or severe diabetic foot infections at a large, university-affiliated hospital were identified and their records retrospectively reviewed. Definitive therapy during each patient's hospital course was defined as any foot surgery when additional major surgery was not anticipated or when a course of deep soft tissue and/or bone culture-specific antibiotics had been initiated...
September 2011: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
A Hartemann-Heurtier, E Senneville
Bone infection in the diabetic foot is always a complication of a preexisting infected foot wound. Prevalence can be as high as 66%. Diagnosis can be suspected in two mains conditions: no healing (or no depth decrease) in spite of appropriate care and off-loading, and/or a visible or palpated bone with a metal probe. The first recommended diagnostic step is to perform (and if necessary to repeat) plain radiographs. After a four-week treatment period, if plain radiographs are still normal, suspicion for bone infection will persist in case of bad evolution despite optimized management of off-loading and arterial disease...
April 2008: Diabetes & Metabolism
Mira Vuković, Mirjana Lapcević
INTRODUCTION: It is known that pentoxifylline is the only medicament to date which has been clinically proven to lead to nitrogen conversion in uremic patients. Positive results of application of pentoxifylline in prevention of systemic inflammatory response syndrome have also been published, as well as in prevention and treatment of the acute respiratory distress syndrome. OBJECTIVE: The goal of our study was to investigate the effect of four-day treatment with pentoxifylline in a dose of 300 mg dissolved in 500 ml of normal saline, administered as 20-hour intravenous infusion per day, on the conversion of nitrogen in 11 patients suffering from diabetic phlegmona of the foot, and with pathological values of urea and creatinine...
October 2006: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
D G Armstrong, L A Lavery, M Sariaya, H Ashry
The purpose of this article is to describe the frequency of leukocytosis and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate in a series of diabetics with acute foot infections and osteomyelitis due to neuropathic foot ulcerations. The authors reviewed the admission records of 28 type II diabetic patients admitted to University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas between January 1, 1990 and December 30, 1992 with acute osteomyelitis of the foot secondary to neuropathic ulceration. The mean white blood cell count on admission for all subjects studied was calculated at 11...
July 1996: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
J I Fernández Montequín, J McCook Martínez, B Lima Santana, N Velasco Armas, J Montalvo Diago, M Mahía Vilas
Thirty diabetic patients submitted to a major amputation were tested by humo-celullar assays (retarded hypersensibility assays). Reactive patients were subdivided into two groups: one group was treated postoperatively with antibiotics, and the other group was not treated. Both groups were homogeneous in age, hemoglobin concentrations, hematocrit, total proteins, glucemy and history of sepsis or leukocytosis. Five patients treated with antibiotics (33.3%) presented sepsis, one patient was reamputated and one patient died...
September 1991: Angiología
G A Tannenbaum, F B Pomposelli, E J Marcaccio, G W Gibbons, D R Campbell, D V Freeman, A Miller, F W LoGerfo
The results of 56 vein bypasses to the dorsal pedal artery performed in 53 diabetic patients who were admitted with ischemic foot lesions complicated by infection were reviewed. All patients had one or more of the following: infected ulcers (73%), cellulitis (45%), osteomyelitis (29%), gangrene (20%), or abscess (2%). Organisms were cultured from 84% of patients (average 2.6, range 1 to 9 organisms per infection). Elevated temperature (greater than 37.7 degrees C) or leukocytosis (greater than 9.0 x 10(3)/ml) were seen in 13% and 50% of patients, respectively...
June 1992: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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