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Diabetic Foot Infections

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Jakob C Thorud, Britton Plemmons, Clifford J Buckley, Naohiro Shibuya, Daniel C Jupiter
High mortality rates have been reported after major amputations of a lower limb secondary to diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. However, the mortality rates have varied across studies. A systematic review of the 5-year mortality after nontraumatic major amputations of the lower extremity was conducted. A data search was performed of Medline using OVID, CINHAL, and Cochrane, 365 abstracts were screened, and 79 full text articles were assessed for eligibility. After review, 31 studies met the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
May 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Kimberlee B Hobizal, Dane K Wukich
The purpose of this manuscript is to provide a current concept review on the diagnosis and management of diabetic foot infections which are among the most serious and frequent complications encountered in patients with diabetes mellitus. A literature review on diabetic foot infections with emphasis on pathophysiology, identifiable risk factors, evaluation including physical examination, laboratory values, treatment strategies and assessing the severity of infection has been performed in detail. Diabetic foot infections are associated with high morbidity and risk factors for failure of treatment and classification systems are also described...
2012: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
Peter A Blume, Jodi Walters, Wyatt Payne, Jose Ayala, John Lantis
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate safety and clinical efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) compared with advanced moist wound therapy (AMWT) to treat foot ulcers in diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This multicenter randomized controlled trial enrolled 342 patients with a mean age of 58 years; 79% were male. Complete ulcer closure was defined as skin closure (100% reepithelization) without drainage or dressing requirements...
April 2008: Diabetes Care
A Jeandrot, J-L Richard, C Combescure, N Jourdan, S Finge, M Rodier, P Corbeau, A Sotto, J-P Lavigne
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Infection of diabetic foot ulcers is common; at early stages it is difficult to differentiate between non-infected ulcers (or those colonised with normal flora) and ulcers infected with virulent bacteria that lead to deterioration. This pilot study aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of inflammatory markers as an aid to making this distinction. METHODS: We included 93 diabetic patients who had an episode of foot ulcer and had not received antibiotics during the 6 months preceding the study...
February 2008: Diabetologia
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
A Hartemann-Heurtier, J Robert, S Jacqueminet, G Ha Van, J L Golmard, V Jarlier, A Grimaldi
AIMS: The primary objective was to characterize factors allowing the colonization of diabetic foot wounds by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO), and the secondary objective was to evaluate the influence of MDRO colonization/infection on wound healing. METHODS: In 180 patients admitted to a specialized diabetic foot unit, microbiological specimens were taken on admission. Potential risk factors for MDRO-positive specimens were examined using univariate and multivariate analyses...
July 2004: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
Ozlem Kandemir, Esen Akbay, Elif Sahin, Abtullah Milcan, Ramazan Gen
AIM: To investigate the risk factors for infection of the diabetic foot with multidrug resistant microorganisms. METHODS: Amongst 102 diabetic patients with evidence of soft tissue infection of the foot who presented to our health center over a three year period, we investigated risk factors that might be predictive of multi-antibiotic resistance of the infecting organism. RESULTS: Of 102 patients with a diabetic foot wound, bacteria were cultured from 73, yielding a total of 104 isolates...
May 2007: Journal of Infection
Lawrence A Lavery, Javier La Fontaine, Kavita Bhavan, Paul J Kim, Jayme R Williams, Nathan A Hunt
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in patients hospitalized for diabetic foot infections. METHODS: We reviewed hospital admissions for foot infections in patients with diabetes which had nasal swabs, and anaerobic and aerobic tissue cultures at the time of admission. Data collected included patient characteristics and medical history to determine risk factors for developing an MRSA infection in the foot...
2014: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
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