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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101794/diabetic-foot-infections-an-update-in-diagnosis-and-management
#1
REVIEW
Pinelopi Grigoropoulou, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Edward B Jude, Nikolaos Tentolouris
Foot infections are a common problem in patients with diabetes and a risk factor for limb amputation. They occur as a result of skin ulceration, which facilitates penetration of pathogens to deeper tissues. The diagnosis of infection is clinical. Aerobic gram-positive cocci are the most common pathogens. Ulcers which are chronic, preceded by administration of antibiotics and hospitalization or complicated by severe infection are polymicrobial. Antibiotic therapy is initially empiric based on the severity of the infection...
January 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070472/utilizing-the-veraflo%C3%A2-instillation-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-system-with-advanced-care-for-a-case-study
#2
Rita K Driver
BACKGROUND:  Mankind has always suffered wounds throughout time due to trauma, disease, and lifestyles. Many wounds are non-healing and have continued to be challenging. However, utilizing advanced wound care treatments, such as negative pressure wound treatment with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d), has proven beneficial. NPWTi-d is indicated in a variety of wounds, such as trauma, surgical, acute, pressure injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous leg ulcers. Bacteria and bioburden interrupts wound healing by increasing the metabolic needs, ingesting, and robbing the necessary nutrients and oxygen...
November 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054925/the-wound-trend-scale-a-retrospective-review-of-utility-and-predictive-value-in-the-assessment-and-documentation-of-lower-leg-ulcers
#3
Noreen A Campbell, Donna L Campbell, Andrea Turner
Wound assessment is essential to manage wound care. The Wound Trend Scale (WTS) is a paper-and-pen instrument comprised of 14 parameters designed to guide assessment of findings relevant to lower leg ulcer management and includes an infection screen and cues for physician consultation. To determine its clinical utility, predictive value, and reliability, data were retrospectively analyzed from a random sampling of medical records of patients seen at a Foot and Leg Clinic between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040821/over-the-counter-and-natural-remedies-for-onychomycosis-do-they-really-work
#4
Pierre Halteh, Richard K Scher, Shari R Lipner
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail unit that may lead to dystrophy and disfigurement over time. It accounts for up to 50% of all nail conditions, with toenails affected more commonly than fingernails. Onychomycosis may affect quality of life and increase the prevalence and severity of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Available oral agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of onychomycosis include terbinafine and itraconazole, which have demonstrated good efficacy but are associated with the risk of systemic side effects and drug-drug interactions...
November 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031030/outcome-after-protected-full-weightbearing-treatment-in-an-orthopedic-device-in-diabetic-neuropathic-arthropathy-charcot-arthropathy-a-comparison-of-unilaterally-and-bilaterally-affected-patients
#5
Niklas Renner, Stephan Hermann Wirth, Georg Osterhoff, Thomas Böni, Martin Berli
BACKGROUND: Charcot neuropathic arthropathy (CN) is a chronic, progressive, destructive, non-infectious process that most frequently affects the bone architecture of the foot in patients with sensory neuropathy. We evaluated the outcome of protected weightbearing treatment of CN in unilaterally and bilaterally affected patients and secondarily compared outcomes in protected versus unprotected weightbearing treatment. METHODS: Patient records and radiographs from 2002 to 2012 were retrospectively analyzed...
December 29, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013263/invasive-systemic-infection-after-hospital-treatment-for-diabetic-foot-ulcer-risk-of-occurrence-and-effect-on-survival
#6
Shey-Ying Chen, John M Giurini, Adolf W Karchmer
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) threaten limbs and prompt hospitalization. After hospitalization, remote-site invasive systemic infection related to DFU (DFU-ISI) may occur. The characteristics of DFU-ISIs and their effect on mortality risk have not been defined. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 819 diabetic patients hospitalized for treatment of 1212 unique DFUs during a 9-year period. We defined the index ulcer as that present at the first (index) DFU admission to our hospital...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977535/the-ideal-dual-isotope-imaging-combination-in-evaluating-patients-with-suspected-infection-of-pelvic-pressure-ulcers
#7
Sherif Heiba, Lewen Stempler, Timothy Sullivan, Dov Kolker, Lale Kostakoglu
INTRODUCTION: The successful management of infected pelvic pressure ulcer patients (PPUP) depends on the distinction between infections limited to soft tissue (STI) and those with underlying osteomyelitis (OM), which can be difficult to determine clinically. Dual-isotope (DI) comprehensive imaging has excellent accuracy in localizing diabetic foot infection and differentiating OM from STI with SPECT/CT utilization. In this study, we assess the accuracy and confidence of the different DI SPECT/CT imaging steps in PPUP with confirmed diagnoses...
December 13, 2016: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974006/safety-and-effectiveness-of-therapeutic-magnetic-resonance-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
#8
A Piaggesi, M Sambataro, C Nicoletti, C Goretti, E Lacopi, A Coppelli
OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy and safety of therapeutic magnetic resonance (TMR) in the management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), the authors designed a prospective randomised controlled trial in three highly specialised diabetic foot clinics. METHOD: All the patients consecutively visited in a period of 18 months were screened according to the inclusion (presence of an ulcer >1 cm(2) in the foot lasting at least 6 weeks; ABPI>0.6; consent to participate in the study) and exclusion (Charcot's foot; local or systemic infections; chronic renal failure; any wearable electrically-driven life-supporting device) criteria...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921418/-diabetic-foot-syndrome-from-the-perspective-of-internist-educated-in-podiatry
#9
Alexandra Jirkovská
Podiatry is the science dealing with the diagnostics and treatment of the foot and ankle and associated tissues and structures by all appropriate methods and also with the local manifestation of the overall processes in this area. Diabetic foot disease is defined as infection, ulceration or destruction of tissues of the foot associated with neuropathy and/or peripheral artery disease in the lower extremity of people with diabetes according to the latest edition of the International Consensus. Successful treatment and prevention of diabetic foot syndrome depends on a holistic approach, in which it is seen as part of the multiple organ involvement...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902390/virulence-determinants-in-clinical-staphylococcus-aureus-from-monomicrobial-and-polymicrobial-infections-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#10
Kavitha Shettigar, Spoorthi Jain, Deepika V Bhat, Raviraj Acharya, Lingadakai Ramachandra, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy, Thokur Sreepathy Murali
Antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus is a major public health concern, and methicillin-resistant S. aureus has emerged as an important pathogen. We characterized S. aureus isolates from monomicrobial and polymicrobial wound infections from 200 diabetic individuals with foot ulcers to understand their underlying diversity and pathogenicity. Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec typing was performed, and genes coding for production of biofilm, Panton-Valentine leukocidin, toxic shock syndrome toxin and leukotoxins DE and M were screened...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894749/the-microbiology-of-diabetic-foot-infections-in-patients-recently-treated-with-antibiotic-therapy-a-prospective-study-from-india
#11
Ashu Rastogi, Suja Sukumar, Abhishek Hajela, Soham Mukherjee, Pinaki Dutta, Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, Anil Bhansali
AIM: Clinicians often treat clinically infected diabetic foot ulcers without information from cultures of the wound. The results of wound cultures may also be affected by previous antibiotic therapy. Thus, we aimed to study the microbial isolates, and antimicrobial sensitivity of previously treated patients with a clinically infected DFU. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: 293 consecutive patients with clinically infected DFU on prior antimicrobial treatment within the immediate past few days for a duration greater than one week were evaluated for microbial etiology, antibiotic sensitivity and final outcomes...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888790/complication-assessment-and-prevention-strategies-using-midfoot-fusion-bolt-for-medial-column-stabilization-in-charcot-s-osteoarthropathy
#12
Alexander T Mehlhorn, Markus Walther, Niklas Iblher, Norbert P Südkamp, Hagen Schmal
In Charcot's osteoarthropathy stabilization of the medial column of the foot was introduced in order to establish a stable foot and reduce the risk for amputation. This study was performed to analyze postoperative complications, define risk factors for those and develop strategies for prevention. Since bolt dislocation takes place frequently, it was aimed to predict an appropriate time point for bolt removal under the condition that osseous healing has occurred. Fourteen consecutive patients with neuroosteoarthropathy of the foot and arch collapse were treated with open reduction and stabilization using midfoot fusion bolt and lateral lag screws...
December 2016: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831638/aescin-based-topical-formulation-to-prevent-foot-wounds-and-ulcerations-in-diabetic-microangiopathy
#13
S Hu, G Belcaro, M Dugall, M Hosoi, S Togni, G Maramaldi, L Giacomelli
OBJECTIVE: Impairment of the peripheral microcirculation in diabetic patients often leads to severe complications in the lower extremities, such as foot infections and ulcerations. In this study, a novel aescin-based formulation has been evaluated as a potential approach to prevent skin breaks and ulcerations by improving the peripheral microcirculation and skin hydration. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this registry study, 63 patients with moderate diabetic microangiopathy were recruited...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827300/concordance-in-diabetic-foot-ulceration-a-cross-sectional-study-of-agreement-between-wound-swabbing-and-tissue-sampling-in-infected-ulcers
#14
E Andrea Nelson, Alexandra Wright-Hughes, Sarah Brown, Benjamin A Lipsky, Michael Backhouse, Moninder Bhogal, Mwidimi Ndosi, Catherine Reynolds, Gill Sykes, Christopher Dowson, Michael Edmonds, Peter Vowden, Edward B Jude, Tom Dickie, Jane Nixon
BACKGROUND: There is inadequate evidence to advise clinicians on the relative merits of swabbing versus tissue sampling of infected diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). OBJECTIVES: To determine (1) concordance between culture results from wound swabs and tissue samples from the same ulcer; (2) whether or not differences in bacterial profiles from swabs and tissue samples are clinically relevant; (3) concordance between results from conventional culture versus polymerase chain reaction (PCR); and (4) prognosis for patients with an infected DFU at 12 months' follow-up...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770835/localization-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-and-their-effect-in-repair-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-rats
#15
Rongfeng Shi, Yinpeng Jin, Chuanwu Cao, Shilong Han, Xiaowen Shao, Lingyu Meng, Jie Cheng, Meiling Zhang, Jiayi Zheng, Jun Xu, Maoquan Li
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is an intractable diabetic complication. Patients suffering from diabetes mellitus (DM) frequently present with infected DFUs. In this study, a wound healing model on diabetic rat foot was established to mimic the pathophysiology of clinical patients who suffer from DFUs. Our study aimed to explore the localization of human adipose-derived stem cells (hADSCs) and the role of these cells in the repair of foot ulcerated tissue in diabetic rats, and thus to estimate the possibilities of adipose-derived stem cells for diabetic wound therapy...
October 22, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742997/bacterial-contribution-in-chronicity-of-wounds
#16
Kashif Rahim, Shamim Saleha, Xudong Zhu, Liang Huo, Abdul Basit, Octavio Luiz Franco
A wound is damage of a tissue usually caused by laceration of a membrane, generally the skin. Wound healing is accomplished in three stages in healthy individuals, including inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling stages. Healing of wounds normally starts from the inflammatory phase and ends up in the remodeling phase, but chronic wounds remain in an inflammatory stage and do not show progression due to some specific reasons. Chronic wounds are classified in different categories, such as diabetic foot ulcer (DFU), venous leg ulcers (VLU) and pressure ulcer (PU), surgical site infection (SSI), abscess, or trauma ulcers...
October 14, 2016: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730333/characterization-of-patients-with-diabetic-foot-disease-presenting-to-an-irish-podiatry-centre-profiling-suitability-for-entry-to-a-clinical-trial-of-advanced-wound-therapeutics
#17
A M Mahon, C MacGilchrist, C McIntosh, T O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus, coined the 'Black Death of the Twenty-First Century', is associated with complications, including foot ulceration with potential loss of limb. There is a need for development of new wound therapies through completion of robust clinical trials. AIMS: To profile demographics and wound characteristics of an Irish cohort with diabetes, forecast eligibility for entry to a clinical trial of advanced wound therapeutics, and adjust criteria to optimize eligibility for enrolment...
October 11, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723246/comparison-of-five-systems-of-classification-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-and-predictive-factors-for-amputation
#18
Byung-Joon Jeon, Hwan Jun Choi, Jin Seok Kang, Min Sung Tak, Eun Soo Park
Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder. Among various complications, diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disorders are closely associated with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Lower extremity ulcers and amputations are ongoing problems among individuals with diabetes. There are several classification systems for DFUs; however, no prognostic system has to date been accepted as the gold standard or the optimum prediction tool for amputations. A retrospective study was designed. Demographic data and baseline laboratory data were gathered and scored or evaluated using five representative DFU classification systems...
October 10, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723012/poorly-designed-research-does-not-help-clarify-the-role-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#19
EDITORIAL
Mesut Mutluoglu, Gunalp Uzun, Michael Bennett, Peter Germonpré, David Smart, Daniel Mathieu
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are one of the most common indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT). The role of HBOT in DFUs is often debated. Recent evidence based guidelines, while recommending its use, urge further studies to identify the patient subgroups most likely to benefit from HBOT. A recent study in Diabetes Care aimed to assess the efficacy of HBOT in reducing the need for major amputation and improving wound healing in patients with chronic DFUs. In this study, patients with Wagner grade 2-4 diabetic foot lesions were randomly assigned to have HBOT (30 sessions/90 min/244 kPa) or sham treatment (30 sessions/90 min/air/125 kPa)...
September 2016: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696694/the-care-of-transmetatarsal-amputation-in-diabetic-foot-gangrene
#20
Michele Ammendola, Rosario Sacco, Lucia Butrico, Giuseppe Sammarco, Stefano de Franciscis, Raffaele Serra
Diabetic foot ulcerations may determine minor or major amputation, with a high impact on patients' life expectation and quality of life and on economic burden. Among minor amputations, transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) appears to be the most effective in terms of limb salvage rates and in maintaining foot and ankle biomechanics. In spite of this, TMA needs particular pre- and postoperative management in order to avoid the frequent failure rates. A systematic review was undertaken of studies concerning TMA and its care in diabetic foot gangrene...
October 3, 2016: International Wound Journal
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