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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346194/case-report-diabetic-foot-ulcer-infection-treated-with-topical-compounded-medications
#1
Kelechi E Agbi, Maria Carvalho, Ha Phan, Cristiane Tuma
An adult diabetic male with three toes amputated on his right foot presented with an ulcer infection on his left foot, unresponsive to conventional antifungal oral medication for over two months. The ulcerated foot wound had a large impairment on the patient's quality of life, as determined by the Wound-QoL questionnaire. The compounding pharmacist recommended and the physician prescribed two topical compounded medicines, which were applied twice a day, free of charge at the compounding pharmacy. The foot ulcer infection was completely resolved following 13 days of treatment, with no longer any impairment on the patient's quality of life...
January 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341493/procalcitonin-as-a-biomarker-for-predicting-amputation-level-in-lower-extremity-infections
#2
Matthew M Reiner, Wissam E Khoury, Michael B Canales, Richard A Chmielewski, Kartick Patel, Mark C Razzante, Coleman O Cloughtery, Douglas Y Rowland
Inflammatory markers are essential tools in the decision-making process for lower extremity infections. When coupled with objective findings, clinicians can more accurately diagnose and treat these entities. Typically, markers such as the white blood cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein are used to initially assess these patients or monitor the progression of medical or surgical therapy. Procalcitonin is a newer inflammatory marker that is specific for an infectious process. Originally, procalcitonin was used to monitor antibiotic therapy and sepsis for patients in the intensive care setting, but it has now been expanded to other facets of medicine...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326851/evaluation-of-antibacterial-activity-of-the-bark-and-leaf-extracts-of-brosimum-gaudichaudii-tr%C3%A3-cul-against-multidrug-resistant-strains
#3
Joelma da Costa Borges, Michele Cezimbra Perim, Rodrigo Orlandini de Castro, Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo, Tadeu José da Silva Peixoto Sobrinho, Ana Carolina Oliveira da Silva, Sandra Maria Botelho Mariano, Solange Cristina Carreiro, Maria Cristina da Silva Pranchevicius
Brosimum gaudichaudii Trécul., a plant that belongs to Moraceae family, is found throughout the Brazilian Cerrado. The antimicrobial activities of ethanolic bark and leaf extracts of B. gaudichaudii were tested against multiresistant bacteria isolated from diabetic foot infections (DFIs). Antimicrobial activity of the extracts was evaluated by agar disc diffusion (DD) and broth dilution (BD) methods. By BD method, bark (53.85, 45.83%) and leaf (42.31, 50.00%) extracts contained antimicrobial activity against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria...
March 22, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326825/role-of-biomarkers-in-predicting-diabetes-complications-with-special-reference-to-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#4
Sivakamasundari Pichu, Bhoomika M Patel, Subbu Apparsundaram, Ramesh K Goyal
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is one of the major complications of diabetes and about 1% of people with diabetes have to go for lower limb amputation. With better understanding of the pathological basis of DFU, number of biomarkers like atrial natriuretic peptides, galectin-3, and cardiac troponins for diabetic cardiomyopathy, cystatin C for diabetics nephropathy and C-reactive protein for infection and procalcitonin could aid in early and noninvasive diagnosis especially when clinical signs are misleading. Predictive role of novel biomarkers in primary prevention however, requires additional studies considering sex, age and multiple complications in DFU...
March 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326158/diabetic-limb-salvage-procedure-with-bone-allograft-and-free-flap-transfer-a-case-report
#5
Alexandre L Godoy-Santos, Daniel T Amodio, André Pires, Ana L M Lima, Teng H Wei, Cesar de Cesar-Netto, David G Armstrong
The aim of this case report was to describe a successful diabetic limb salvage procedure in the treatment of an infected diabetic foot ulcer through a multidisciplinary team approach and complex surgical reconstruction involving a femoral head bone allograft and musculocutaneous latissimus dorsi free flap. The decision to proceed with aggressive staged efforts at diabetic limb salvage should be made only after careful consultation with the patient, his or her family, and the rest of the multidisciplinary healthcare team...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326157/partial-calcanectomy-and-ilizarov-external-fixation-may-reduce-amputation-need-in-severe-diabetic-calcaneal-ulcers
#6
Mehmet Orçun Akkurt, Ismail Demirkale, Ali Öznur
Objective: The treatment of diabetic hindfoot ulcers is a challenging problem. In addition to serial surgical debridements, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and local wound care play important roles in the surgeon's armamentarium, for both superficial infection and gangrene of the soft tissue, often complicated by osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of an aggressive approach from diagnosis to treatment of calcaneal osteomyelitis in foot-threatening diabetic calcaneal ulcers...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288436/cell-therapy-of-critical-limb-ischemia-in-diabetic-patients-state-of-art
#7
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Michal Dubský, Alexandra Jirkovská, Robert Bem, Andrea Nemcová, Vladimira Fejfarová, Edward B Jude
In this review we report on the state of cell therapy of critical limb ischemia (CLI) with respect to differences between diabetic and non-diabetic patients mainly from the clinical point of view. CLI is the most severe form of peripheral arterial disease and its diagnosis and treatment in diabetic patients is very difficult. The therapeutic effect of standard methods of CLI treatment is only partial - more than one third of diabetic patients are not eligible for standard revascularization; therefore, new therapeutic techniques such as cell therapy have been studied in clinical trials...
February 27, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286632/can-ratio-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-count-and-erythrocyte-sedimentation-rate-in-diabetic-foot-infecti-on-predict-osteomyelitis-and-or-amputation
#8
Oktay Yapıcı, Hande Berk, Nefise Öztoprak, Derya Seyman, Alper Tahmaz, Alparslan Merdin
The aim of this study was to search for any relations between the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the development of osteomyelitis and the need for amputation in patients with diabetic foot infection (DFI). All data included DFI patients who were hospitalized in our Infectious Diseases Clinic between 2012 and 2015 and who were classified according to International Classification Disease Code System. 75 patients were analyzed in the study. The DFI patients were stratified into 3 groups of whom had amputation procedure, whom had only debridement/drainage procedure and whom had any surgery procedure...
February 23, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283002/losing-a-foot-versus-losing-a-dollar-a-systematic-review-of-cost-studies-in-diabetic-foot-complications
#9
Ioannis Petrakis, Ilias J Kyriopoulos, Alexandros Ginis, Kostas Athanasakis
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease with high prevalence worldwide and a range of serious related complications. Amongst them, diabetic foot is one of the most disabling, posing a substantial health and economic burden on patients and healthcare systems. Areas Covered: According to projections, the expected lower limb morbidity is about to increase - in this light the present review aimed at identifying cost-of-illness studies on the management and treatment of conditions related to the diabetic foot, in an aim to provide a body of evidence for an increasing health care burden...
March 10, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274750/the-society-for-vascular-surgery-wound-ischemia-and-foot-infection-wifi-classification-system-predicts-wound-healing-but-not-major-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-treated-in-a-multidisciplinary-setting
#10
Nestoras Mathioudakis, Caitlin W Hicks, Joseph K Canner, Ronald L Sherman, Kathryn F Hines, Ying W Lum, Bruce A Perler, Christopher J Abularrage
OBJECTIVE: The Society for Vascular Surgery Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) threatened limb classification has been shown to correlate well with risk of major amputation and time to wound healing in heterogeneous diabetic and nondiabetic populations. Major amputation continues to plague the most severe stage 4 WIfI patients, with 1-year amputation rates of 20% to 64%. Our aim was to determine the association between WIfI stage and wound healing and major amputation among patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) treated in a multidisciplinary setting...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272010/the-use-of-a-sea-salt-based-spray-for-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-novel-concept
#11
David A Pougatsch, Andrew Rader, Lee C Rogers
Several patients present to wound healing specialists seeking a natural or alternative medical approach to their wounds. The purpose of this prospective, case-cohort study of 10 patients was to evaluate the use of Oceanzyme Wound Care Spray (Ocean Aid, Inc, Boynton Beach, FL) in improving healing in diabetic foot ulcers during a 12-week period. This product contains water purified by reverse osmosis, coral reef sea salt, lysozyme, and sodium benzoate. The primary endpoint was wound closure, and secondary endpoints were infection rate and wound area reduction...
February 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271944/an-assessment-of-intralesional-epidermal-growth-factor-for-treating-diabetic-foot-woundsthe-first-experiences-in-turkey
#12
Bulent M Ertugrul, Benjamin A Lipsky, Ulas Guvenc
BACKGROUND: Intralesional epidermal growth factor (EGF) has been available as a medication in Turkey since 2012. We present the results of our experience using intralesional EGF in Turkey for patients with diabetic foot wounds. METHODS: A total of 174 patients from 25 Turkish medical centers were evaluated for this retrospective study. We recorded the data on enrolled individuals on custom-designed patient follow-up forms. Patients received intralesional injections of 75 μg of EGF three times per week and were monitored daily for adverse reactions to treatment...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268585/detection-of-diabetic-foot-hyperthermia-by-using-a-regionalization-method-based-on-the-plantar-angiosomes-on-infrared-images
#13
Y Liu, A Polo, M Zequera, R Harba, R Canals, L Vilcahuaman, Y Bello
Prevention of serious diabetic foot complication like ulceration or infection is an important issue. As the development of thermal graphic technologies, foot temperature-guided avoidance therapy has been recommended. Doctors from Hospital National Dos de Mayo are studying on the risk of the diabetic foot passing from Grade 0 to Grade 1 in the Wagner Scale. This risk to develop ulcers is related to the temperature difference of corresponding area between left and right foot. Generally speaking, the diabetic foot with greater mean temperature difference has more potential to develop ulcers; especially, area whose temperature difference of more than 2...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268140/comparison-of-metatarsal-head-resection-versus-conservative-care-in-treatment-of-neuropathic-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#14
Alireza Kalantar Motamedi, Mohammad Ansari
Complications from diabetic foot ulcers often lead to increased patient morbidity. Much debate still ensues concerning surgical versus conservative management of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcerations. The present study assessed and compared the efficacy of metatarsal head resection and medical approach in the treatment of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers located at the plantar surface of metatarsal heads. In a retrospective cohort study, 24 consecutive neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers in the lower area of the metatarsal heads that had undergone metatarsal head resection were included as the operative group...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267678/enzymatic-debridement-of-chronic-nonischemic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Juan Carlos Jimenez, Patrick S Agnew, Perry Mayer, John R Clements, Joseph M Caporusso, Darrell L Lange, Jaime E Dickerson, Herbert B Slade
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this randomized, controlled multicenter trial was to evaluate the clinical outcomes associated with the use of clostridial collagenase ointment (CCO) for up to 12 weeks in 215 patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus and a neuropathic, nonischemic diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized into either a group receiving CCO applied once daily at a thickness of ~2 mm or a group receiving standard care (SC) consisting of a daily application of a hydrogel as needed to maintain a moist ulcer environment...
February 27, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261183/effect-of-quorum-quenching-lactonase-in-clinical-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-comparison-with-quorum-sensing-inhibitors
#16
Assia Guendouze, Laure Plener, Janek Bzdrenga, Pauline Jacquet, Benjamin Rémy, Mikael Elias, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, David Daudé, Eric Chabrière
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram negative pathogenic bacterium involved in many human infections including otitis, keratitis, pneumonia, and diabetic foot ulcers. P. aeruginosa uses a communication system, referred to as quorum sensing (QS), to adopt a group behavior by synchronizing the expression of certain genes. Among the regulated traits, secretion of proteases or siderophores, motility and biofilm formation are mainly involved in the pathogenicity. Many efforts have been dedicated to the development of quorum sensing inhibitors (QSI) and quorum quenching (QQ) agents to disrupt QS...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260184/co2-laser-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-with-exposed-bone-a-consecutive-series-of-type-2-diabetic-patients
#17
M Monami, C Mirabella, A Scatena, B Nreu, S Zannoni, S Aleffi, L Giannoni, E Mannucci
AIM: The treatment of foot ulcers with exposed bone is challenging, because of the risk of infection and of difficulties in the development of granulation tissue. A CO2 laser beam could be used to produce discontinuities in periosteum, allowing the exposure of blood containing multipotent stem cells, capable of initiating the healing process. The local application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been proposed as a therapeutic tool for accelerating healing in foot ulcers, including those in patients with diabetes...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250702/an-evaluation-of-selected-indications-and-appropriateness-of-ampicillin-sulbactam-an-unrestricted-antimicrobial-at-a-single-center
#18
Dorothy McCoy, Rani Sebti, Arpi G Kuyumjian
BACKGROUND: With antimicrobial resistance on the rise and few new agents in development, it is important to exercise prudent judgment when utilizing antimicrobials. The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) is responsible for facilitating the appropriate use of antimicrobials at the institution. Restricted antimicrobials and select additional antimicrobials are monitored by the ASP team to determine if the indications chosen by the ordering prescribers correspond to and are appropriate for the patients' infections...
March 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250059/netrin-1-restores-cell-injury-and-impaired-angiogenesis-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
#19
Ying Xing, Jingbo Lai, Xiangyang Liu, Nana Zhang, Jie Ming, Hengxin Liu, Xi Zhang
Diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) represents a common vascular complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) with high morbidity and disability resulting from amputation. Netrin-1 level was decreased in type 2 DM patients and has been identified as a protective regulator against diabetes-triggered myocardial infarction and nephropathy. Unfortunately, its role and molecular mechanism in DFU remain poorly elucidated. Here, netrin-1 levels were reduced in DM and DFU patients relative to healthy controls, with netrin-1 levels being lowest in DFU patients...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239398/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-study-of-nanocrystalline-silver-manuka-honey-and-conventional-dressing-in-healing-diabetic-foot-ulcer
#20
Ka-Kit Tsang, Enid Wai-Yung Kwong, Tony Shing-Shun To, Joanne Wai-Yee Chung, Thomas Kwok-Shing Wong
Nanocrystalline silver (nAg) and Manuka honey (MH) dressing have increasing popularity for treating diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). This study was an open-label randomized controlled trial with three parallel groups' design in examining the preliminary effectiveness of nAg against MH and conventional dressing in healing DFU in terms of ulcer healing, ulcer infection, and inflammation. 31 participants (11 in the nAg group, 10 in the MH group, and 10 in the convention group) diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were enrolled...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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