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diabetic foot infection

Carla D McArdle, Katie M Lagan, David A McDowell
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the resistance of bacteria isolated from diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) to antibiotics frequently used in the management of the diabetic foot infections, at a range of pH values (pH 6.5, 7.5, and 8.5) known to exist in DFU wound fluid. This study aimed to determine whether changes (or atypical stasis) in wound fluid pH modulate the antibiotic resistance of DFU isolates, with potential implications in relation to the suppression/eradication of bacterial infections in DFUs...
January 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Huidi Tchero, Pauline Kangambega, Lucien Lin, Martin Mukisi-Mukaza, Solenne Brunet-Houdard, Christine Briatte, Gerald Reparate Retali, Emmanuel Rusch
AIM: Cost estimates for diabetic foot are available for developed countries based on cost data for different years. This study aimed to provide a comparison of the cost of diabetic foot in E5 (France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom) and its characteristics across different conditions. METHODS: PubMed, Central and Embase databases were searched in February 2017 for English language publications. Bibliographies of relevant papers were also searched manually...
March 12, 2018: Annales D'endocrinologie
Silvano Esposito, Silvana Noviello, Francesco De Caro, Giovanni Boccia
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) involve a heterogeneous group of entities with different clinical presentations classified according to several specific criteria. Because of their great variability, their incidence and prevalence is difficult to accurately determine. Yet it is generally thought that the rate of SSTIs is globally increasing due to an aging population, strictly associated with the increase in the number of critical and immunocompromised patients. The aetiology of SSTIs is also extremely variable, reflecting the noteworthy heterogeneity of their clinical presentations and their epidemiology...
March 1, 2018: Le Infezioni in Medicina
Marek Kawecki, Jarosław Pasek, Grzegorz Cieślar, Aleksander Sieroń, Grzegorz Knefel, Mariusz Nowak, Justyna Glik
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the major complications of diabetes mellitus in adults. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to conduct a planimetry evaluation of the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the treatment of patients with vascular disorders caused by diabetic foot. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 94 patients, 30 females (32%) and 64 males (68%), aged 33-76 years, with diabetes lasting 1.5-32 years, who underwent HBOT due to diabetic foot...
January 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Sinuo Chen, Renren Li, Chun Cheng, Jing-Ying Xu, Caixia Jin, Furong Gao, Juan Wang, Jieping Zhang, Jingfa Zhang, Hong Wang, Lixia Lu, Guo-Tong Xu, Haibin Tian
Macrophages play critical roles in wound healing process. They switch from "classically activated" (M1) phenotype in the early inflammatory phase to "alternatively activated" (M2) phenotype in the later healing phase. However, the dynamic process of macrophage phenotype switching in diabetic wounds burdened with bacteria is unclear. In this report, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, frequently detected in diabetic foot ulcers, was inoculated into cutaneous wounds of db/db diabetic mice to mimic bacterium-infected diabetic wound healing...
March 7, 2018: Cell Biology International
Ilker Uckay, Francois R Jornayvaz, Dan Lebowitz, Giacomo Gastaldi, Karim Gariani, Benjamin A Lipsky
Factors strongly related to the risk of developing diabetic foot infections include vascular, neuropathic and hyperglycemic complications of long-standing diabetes mellitus. These infections are common and serious, posing a worldwide burden on administrative providers of healthcare, patients and physicians. The most appropriate approach to these infections is with a multidisciplinary team. This subchapter summarizes the current state-of-the-art concerning therapy, and scientific knowledge, for peripheral arterial insufficiency, hyperglycemia, and peripheral neuropathy of the diabetic foot, with an emphasis on the infectious complications...
March 2, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Il Hoon Sung, Dong Woo Jang, Se Wan Kim, Youn Hwan Kim, Sang Wha Kim
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of complicated diabetic lower leg and foot defects involving multiple tissue components remains a challenge. The purpose of this report is to introduce thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) chimeric flaps for reconstructing diabetic lower leg and foot soft tissue defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between April 2010 and August 2016, 17 patients with multiple diabetic lower leg and foot defects underwent reconstruction with TDAP chimeric flaps...
March 5, 2018: Microsurgery
Kristopher S Pfirman, Robel Haile
BACKGROUND Intracardiac abscesses are an unusual occurrence in developed countries. With the increase in use of implantable cardiac devices, the increase use of and advancements in antibiotics, and the longevity of patients with cardiac devices, one may expect an increase in such infections; however, case reports are rare. We are presenting a case in which hematogenous dissemination of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infection from a lower extremity diabetic ulcer propagated into an infected pacemaker lead and ultimately an intracardiac abscess of the right atrium...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Mahakpreet Singh, Anoop Kumar
Sodium glucose co-transport 2 inhibitors (SGLT2-i) are the new class of anti-diabetic medications which are the recently approved (2013) by FDA for the treatment of diabetes. These inhibitors block the SGLT2 protein which involved in glucose reabsorption from proximal renal tubule which results in increased glucose excretion and lower blood glucose levels. These inhibitors exert favourable effects beyond glucose control such as consistent body weight, blood pressure, and serum uric acid reductions. Canagliflozin, Dapagliflozin, and Empagliflozin belong to the class of SGLT2 inhibitors...
February 25, 2018: Current Drug Safety
Elite Arnon-Sheleg, Zohar Keidar
Osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot can be difficult to diagnose and has serious consequences. Although 2-deoxy-2-[18F]-fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) was traditionally used in oncology, it is emerging as a useful method in inflammatory and infectious entities. In this chapter, original research articles, meta-analyses, and reviews on the performance of FDG PET in diagnosing osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot will be discussed. In addition, PET available data in comparison to different imaging methods, different analysis methods, and impact of other co-existing conditions such as hyperglycemia, and long-term antibiotic treatment on the performance of FDG PET will be reviewed...
February 26, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Alfred O Ankrah, Hans C Klein, Philip H Elsinga
Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) are associated with increased morbidity, an economic burden on patients, their families and healthcare systems and increased mortality. Early diagnosis with prompt, appropriate and adequate treatment of the infected diabetic foot is crucial. The determination of DFIs, however, may be quite perplexing and invasive. Imaging is useful in the evaluation of certain cases of DFIs, especially in suspected instances with no overt clinical features, or in the diagnosis of osteomyelitis...
February 26, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Chiara Lauri, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Alberto Signore
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing diabetic foot infection is often difficult, despite several available diagnostic methods. Amongst these, several imaging modalities exist to evaluate the diabetic foot in case of a suspected osteomyelitis. Nuclear Medicine, in particular, offers a variety of radiopharmaceuticals and techniques. Nowadays the gold standard radionuclide procedure, when an osteomyelitis is suspected, is represented by the use of radiolabelled leukocytes with either 99mTc-HMPAO or 111In-oxine...
February 26, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Sugandhi Pugazhendhi, Arvind Prasanth Dorairaj
Diabetic patients are more prone to the development of foot ulcers, because their underlying tissues are exposed to colonization by various pathogenic organisms. Hence, biofilm formation plays a vital role in disease progression by antibiotic resistance to the pathogen found in foot infections. The present study has demonstrated the correlation of biofilm assay with the clinical characteristics of diabetic foot infection. The clinical characteristics such as the ulcer duration, size, nature, and grade were associated with biofilm production...
March 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Monica Matos, Romeu Mendes, André B Silva, Nelson Sousa
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot is one of the most common complications of diabetes. It has the potential risk of pathologic consequences including infection, ulceration and amputation, but a growing body of evidence suggests that physical activity and exercise may improve diabetic foot outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To analyze de effects of exercise and physical activity interventions on diabetic foot outcomes. METHODS: A comprehensive and systematic search was conducted according to PRISMA recommendations...
February 22, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Nese Saltoglu, Onder Ergonul, Necla Tulek, Mucahit Yemisen, Ayten Kadanali, Gul Karagoz, Ayse Batirel, Oznur Ak, Cagla Sonmezer, Haluk Eraksoy, Atahan Cagatay, Serkan Surme, Salih A Nemli, Tuna Demirdal, Omer Coskun, Derya Ozturk, Nurgul Ceran, Filiz Pehlivanoglu, Gonul Sengoz, Turan Aslan, Yasemin Akkoyunlu, Oral Oncul, Hakan Ay, Lutfiye Mulazımoglu, Buket Erturk, Fatma Yilmaz, Gulsen Yoruk, Nuray Uzun, Funda Simsek, Taner Yildirmak, Kadriye Kart Yaşar, Meral Sonmezoglu, Yasar Küçükardali, Nazan Tuna, Oguz Karabay, Nail Ozgunes, Fatma Sargın
OBJECTIVES: We described the clinical outcome of the diabetic patients who had foot infections with multidrug resistant organisms. METHODS: We included the patients with diabetic foot infections (DFI) from 19 centers, between May 2011 and December 2015. Infection was defined according to IDSA DFI guidelines. Patients with severe infection, complicated moderate infection were hospitalized. The patients were followed-up for 6 months after discharge. RESULTS: In total, 791 patients with DFI were included, 531(67%) was male, median age was 62 (19-90)...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Michele Cezimbra Perim, Joelma da Costa Borges, Eulália Maria Lima da Silva, Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo, Ana Carolina Oliveira da Silva, Valéria Christiane da Silva, Solange Cristina Carreiro, Anderson Ferreira Cunha, Maria Cristina da Silva Pranchevicius
This study reported the antimicrobial activity of the bark extract of Davilla nitida on multidrug resistant bacteria isolated from Diabetic Foot Infections. Antibacterial activity of the bark extract was evaluated by agar Disk-Diffusion (DD), Broth Dilution (BD), Checkerboard and Time-kill methods. The extract showed a significant antibacterial activity against all groups of bacteria tested. BD was more sensitive for determining the antibacterial activity of the bark extract than the DD method. The bark extract inhibited the growth of bacteria with high-levels of antibiotic-resistance, such as Pseudomonas spp...
February 23, 2018: Natural Product Research
Konstantinos Markakis, Alan Robert Faris, Hamed Sharaf, Barzo Faris, Sharon Rees, Frank L Bowling
Foot infections are common among diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy and/or peripheral arterial disease, and it can be the pivotal event leading to a minor or major amputation of the lower extremity. Treatment of diabetic foot infections, especially deep-seated ones, remains challenging, in part because impaired blood perfusion and the presence of biofilms can impair the effectiveness of systemic antibiotics. The local application of antibiotics is an emerging field in the treatment of diabetic foot infections, with demonstrable advantages...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Shinsuke Mii, Atsushi Guntani, Eisuke Kawakubo, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Ryoichi Kyuragi
BACKGROUND: Few reports have described the effects of medication on the wound healing of ischemic ulcers after revascularization. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of cilostazol on wound healing in patients who underwent infrainguinal bypass for ischemic tissue loss. METHODS: Two hundred and sixty-three limbs undergoing de novo infrainguinal bypass for tissue loss from January 2004 to December 2015 were divided into two groups based on whether or not cilostazol was administered after surgery...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Karen L de Mesy Bentley, Ashlee MacDonald, Edward M Schwarz, Irvin Oh
CASE: A patient presenting with an infected diabetic foot ulcer and Staphylococcus aureus chronic osteomyelitis was studied to validate the clinical importance of bacterial colonization of osteocytic-canalicular networks, as we recently reported in a mouse model. We utilized transmission electron microscopy to describe the deformation of S. aureus, from round cocci to rod-shaped bacteria, in the submicron osteocytic-canalicular networks of amputated bone tissue. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first evidence of S...
February 14, 2018: JBJS Case Connector
Maria Sambataro, Luisa Sambado, Enrica Trevisiol, Matilde Cacciatore, Anna Furlan, Piero Maria Stefani, Elena Seganfreddo, Elisabetta Durante, Stefania Conte, Silvia Della Bella, Agostino Paccagnella, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos
Diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes and is frequently associated with foot ischemia and infection, but its pathogenesis is controversial. We hypothesized that proinsulin expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells is a process relevant to this condition and could represent a link among hyperglycemia, nerve susceptibility, and diabetic foot lesions. We assessed proinsulin expression by using flow cytometry in dendritic cells from control participants and patients with type 2 diabetic with or without peripheral neuropathy or accompanied by diabetic foot...
February 12, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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