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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243399/diabetic-foot-ulcer-management-in-clinical-practice-in-the-uk-costs-and-outcomes
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Julian F Guest, Graham W Fuller, Peter Vowden
The aim of this study was to estimate the patterns of care and annual levels of health care resource use attributable to managing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) in clinical practice by the UK's National Health Service (NHS), and the associated costs of patient management. This was a retrospective cohort analysis of the records of 130 patients with a newly diagnosed DFU in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. Patients' characteristics, wound-related health outcomes and health care resource use were quantified, and the total NHS cost of patient management was estimated at 2015-2016 prices...
December 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236099/inpatient-management-of-diabetic-foot-infections-a-review-of-the-guidelines-for-hospitalists
#2
Emilia G Thurber, Flora Kisuule, Casey Humbyrd, Jennifer Townsend
Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) are common and represent the leading cause for hospitalization among diabetic complications. Without proper management, DFIs may lead to amputation, which is associated with a decreased quality of life and increased mortality. However, there is currently significant variation in the management of DFIs, and many providers fail to perform critical prevention and assessment measures. In this review, we will provide an overview of the diagnosis, management, and discharge planning of hospitalized patients with DFIs to guide hospitalists in the optimal inpatient care of patients with this condition...
December 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232436/cellular-versus-acellular-grafts-for-diabetic-foot-ulcers-altering-the-protocol-to-improve-recruitment-to-a-comparative-efficacy-trial
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Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Sara E Dahle, Hadar Lev-Tov, Chin-Shang Li, R Rivkah Isseroff
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) have a substantial impact on public health. The standard of care (SOC) for DFUs consists of a multidisciplinary approach involving glycemic control, wound care with debridement of necrotic tissue, application of a moist dressing, infection control, use of off-loading devices, and patient education. New therapeutic devices aim to target the extracellular matrix (ECM) that is impaired in DFU; however, there is insufficient data on the effectiveness of such therapies along with lack of evidence on their long-term effectiveness...
November 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232319/knowledge-of-the-warning-signs-of-foot-ulcer-deterioration-among-patients-with-diabetes
#4
Yen-Fan Chin, Jiun-Ting Yeh, Hsing-Yi Yu, Li-Chueh Weng
BACKGROUND: Seeking treatment in a timely manner may prevent lower limb amputation subsequent to diabetic foot ulcers. Knowledge regarding the warning signs is one important factor that is related to the timely treatment seeking of patients with diabetic foot ulcers. However, there is no previous research on which aspects of such knowledge that patients with diabetes are lacking. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to test the psychometric properties of a questionnaire that was designed to assess the knowledge of the warning signs of diabetic foot ulcer deterioration and to determine the knowledge of these warning signs among patients with a history of diabetic foot ulcers...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231774/modern-management-of-diabetic-foot-osteomyelitis-the-when-how-and-why-of-conservative-approaches
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Javier Aragón-Sánchez, Benjamin A Lipsky
Introduction Diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) has long been considered a complex infection that is both difficult to diagnose and treat, and is associated with a high rate of relapse and limb loss. Areas covered DFO can usually be diagnosed by a combination of clinical evaluation, serum inflammatory markers and plain X-ray. When the results of these procedures are negative or contradictory, advanced imaging tests or bone biopsy may be necessary. Staphylococcus aureus remains the most frequent microorganism isolated from bone specimens, but infection is often polymicrobial...
December 12, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204271/genome-sequencing-and-analysis-of-the-first-spontaneous-nanosilver-resistant-bacterium-proteus-mirabilis-strain-scdr1
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Amr T M Saeb, Khalid A Al-Rubeaan, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Manojkumar Selvaraju, Hamsa T Tayeb
Background: P. mirabilis is a common uropathogenic bacterium that can cause major complications in patients with long-standing indwelling catheters or patients with urinary tract anomalies. In addition, P. mirabilis is a common cause of chronic osteomyelitis in Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) patients. We isolated P. mirabilis SCDR1 from a Diabetic ulcer patient. We examined P. mirabilis SCDR1 levels of resistance against Nanosilver colloids, the commercial Nanosilver and silver containing bandages and commonly used antibiotics...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202994/functional-outcomes-following-surgical-site-infections-after-operative-fixation-of-closed-ankle-fractures
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Markus G Naumann, Ulf Sigurdsen, Stein Erik Utvåg, Knut Stavem
BACKGROUND: To compare the functional outcomes between patients with and without postoperative surgical-site infection (SSI) after surgical treatment in closed ankle fractures. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study with prospective follow-up. Of 1011 treated patients, 959 were eligible for inclusion in a postal survey. Functional outcomes were assessed using three self-reported questionnaires. RESULTS: In total 567 patients responded a median of 4...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202978/evidence-based-review-of-literature-on-detriments-to-healing-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Tina Lefrancois, Kinjal Mehta, Victoria Sullivan, Sheldon Lin, Mark Glazebrook
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus places a substantial burden on society worldwide. Diabetic foot ulcers are a challenging problem for clinicians. Seven generally accepted detriments to healing of diabetic foot ulcers were identified: infection, glycaemic control, vascular supply, smoking, nutrition, deformity and offloading. The aim of this paper is to present a comprehensive evidence based review of the literature available on detriments to healing of diabetic foot ulcers. METHOD: A research question was generated for each of the detriments to healing and a comprehensive review of the literature was performed using the Pubmed database in July 2014...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192527/comments-on-empirical-antibiotic-treatment-in-diabetic-foot-infection-a-study-focusing-on-the-culture-and-antibiotic-sensitivity-in-a-population-from-southern-china
#9
Javier Aragón-Sánchez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180323/-pathogen-analysis-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-osteomyelitis-using-16s-rrna-high-throughput-sequencing
#10
Ping Hu, Meng-Chen Zou, Ying Cao, Yan-Ling Pan, Xiang-Rong Luo, Ya Jiang, Yao-Ming Xue, Fang Gao
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of pathogenic microorganisms in the infected bone tissues in patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) using 16S rRNA high-throughput sequencing to facilitate rapid and accurate detection of pathogens and effective infection control. METHODS: Between September, 2016 and April, 2017, 16 patients with DFO were admitted in our department and infected bone specimens were obtained during debridement. The pathogenic microorganisms in the specimens were identified using both 16S rRNA high-throughput sequencing and automatic blood culture analyzer, and the characteristics of the microflora were analyzed based on 16S rRNA sequencing data in comparison with the results of blood culture...
November 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157899/epidemiology-of-diabetic-foot-infections-in-a-reference-tertiary-hospital-in-india
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Sanjith Saseedharan, Manisa Sahu, Roonam Chaddha, Edwin Pathrose, Arun Bal, Pallavi Bhalekar, Priyadharshini Sekar, Padma Krishnan
INTRODUCTION: The present study attempts to examine the microbial profile and antibiotic susceptibility of diabetic foot infections in the intensive care unit of a tertiary referral centre for diabetic foot. As part of the study, we also attempted to find the prevalence of blaNDM-like gene among carbapenem-resistant gram negative infections. METHODOLOGY: A prospective study of 261 patients with diabetic foot infections was performed during the period between January 2014 and June 2014...
November 1, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151322/intralesional-epidermal-growth-factor-therapy-fordiabetic-foot-ulcers-an-evaluation-of-15-cases
#12
Meltem Işıkgöz Taşbakan, Ilgın Yıldırım Şimşir, Sinan Mermer, Serhat Uysal, Murat Öztürk, Şevki Çetinkalp
Background/aim: Intralesional recombinant epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a new treatment approach for diabetic foot ulcer, approved in 2006. EGF therapy is given as an adjunct to the standard treatment regimen of antibiotics, surgery, and hyperbaric oxygen. EGF accelerates the healing of diabetic foot ulcers and reduces healing time. This single-center study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of intralesional EGF therapy in patients with diabetic foot ulcers.Materials and methods: We present the data of the follow-up patients treated in our clinics...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148070/growth-factors-for-diabetic-foot-ulcers-mixed-treatment-comparison-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#13
Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
AIMS: Topical growth factors accelerate wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). Due to the absence of head to head comparisons, we carried out Bayesian network meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of growth factors. METHODS: Using an appropriate search strategy, randomized controlled trials on topical growth factors compared with standard of care in patients with DFU, were included. Proportion of patients with complete healing was the primary outcome...
November 17, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145535/atypical-microbial-isolates-from-infected-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-case-series-from-greece
#14
Maria Demetriou, Nikolaos Papanas, Periklis Panagopoulos, Maria Panopoulou, Efstratios Maltezos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138622/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-penicillium-amestolkiae-elv609-extract-treated-cotton-fabric-for-diabetic-wound-care
#15
Nur Amiera Syuhada Binti Rozman, Nurhanis Syafiqah Binti Mohd Nor Hamin, Leong Chean Ring, Tan Wen Nee, Mahfuzah Binti Mustapha, Tong Woei Yenn
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder which affects millions of population worldwide. Global estimates published in 2010 reported the world diabetic prevalence as 6.4%, affecting 285 million adults. Foot ulceration and wound infection are major forms of disabilities arising from diabetic diseases. This study was aimed to develop a natural antimicrobial finishing on medical grade textile that meets American Association of Textiles Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) standard. The textile samples were finished with the ethanolic extract of Penicillium amestolkiae elv609, an endophytic fungus isolated from Orthosiphon stamineus Benth (common name: cat's whiskers)...
September 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138583/efficacy-of-intravenous-tigecycline-in-patients-with-acinetobacter-complex-infections-results-from-14-phase-iii-and-phase-iv-clinical-trials
#16
Hal Tucker, Michele Wible, Ashesh Gandhi, Alvaro Quintana
Background: Acinetobacter infections, especially multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter infections, are a global health problem. This study aimed to describe clinical outcomes in patients with confirmed Acinetobacter spp. isolates who were treated with tigecycline in randomized clinical trials. Materials and methods: Data from 14 multinational, randomized (open-label or double-blind), and active-controlled (except one) Phase III and IV studies were analyzed using descriptive statistics...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134555/ciprofloxacin-loaded-calcium-alginate-wafers-prepared-by-freeze-drying-technique-for-potential-healing-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#17
Asif Ahmed, Giulia Getti, Joshua Boateng
Calcium alginate (CA) wafer dressings were prepared by lyophilization of hydrogels to deliver ciprofloxacin (CIP) directly to the wound site of infected diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). The dressings were physically characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), texture analysis (for mechanical and in vitro adhesion properties), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Further, functional properties essential for wound healing, i.e., porosity, in vitro swelling index, water absorption (Aw), equilibrium water content (EWC), water vapor transmission rate (WVTR), evaporative water loss (EWL), moisture content, in vitro drug release and kinetics, antimicrobial activity, and cell viability (MTT assay) were investigated...
November 13, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131751/a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-treated-with-hydrogel-and-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-a-case-study
#18
P Aguiar, C Amaral, A Rodrigues, A H de Souza
This study reports on the case of an elderly patient, with diabetes, and a bullous wound on the left big toe that led to an amputation of the first and second left toes. The amputation was because of deep injury as it was not able to heal with a conventional treatment. After completing the normal treatment and the removal of a bacterial infection in the lesion, the patient underwent a treatment that was based on a hydrogel gel (0.9% saline solution) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). After 60 sessions of the therapy, almost complete closure of the wound was observed...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131746/topical-oxygen-therapy-promotes-the-healing-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-pilot-study
#19
P D Hayes, N Alzuhir, G Curran, I M Loftus
OBJECTIVE: Interventions that can heal or reduce diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) size may reduce the incidence of infection and amputation, and reduce associated social and economic costs. Many chronic wounds exhibit a degree of hypoxia and this leads to a reduction in healing processes including cell division and differentiation, angiogenesis, infection prevention, and collagen production. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the effects of a device supplying continuous oxygen ambulatory therapy on healing in chronic DFUs...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129314/tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis-with-the-hindfoot-arthrodesis-nail-a%C3%A2-prospective-consecutive-series-from-a-single-institution
#20
Bing Howe Lee, Christopher Fang, Remesh Kunnasegaran, Gowreeson Thevendran
Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis (TTCA) is a salvage procedure. We report a series of 20 patients who underwent TTCA using an intramedullary nail. Of the 20 patients, 7 (35%) had diabetes mellitus. The patient experiences and outcomes were analyzed. Their mean age was 61.1 (range 39 to 78) years. The minimum follow-up period was 13 (mean 28, range 13 to 49) months. Surgical indications included diabetic Charcot arthropathy in 7 (35%), hindfoot osteoarthritis in 10 (50%), and severe equinovarus deformity in 3 (15%)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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