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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/17280936/diabetic-foot-disorders-a-clinical-practice-guideline-2006-revision
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Robert G Frykberg, Thomas Zgonis, David G Armstrong, Vickie R Driver, John M Giurini, Steven R Kravitz, Adam S Landsman, Lawrence A Lavery, J Christopher Moore, John M Schuberth, Dane K Wukich, Charles Andersen, John V Vanore
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is growing at epidemic proportions in the United States and worldwide. Most alarming is the steady increase in type 2 diabetes, especially among young and obese people. An estimated 7% of the US population has diabetes, and because of the increased longevity of this population, diabetes-associated complications are expected to rise in prevalence. Foot ulcerations, infections, Charcot neuroarthropathy, and peripheral arterial disease frequently result in gangrene and lower limb amputation...
September 2006: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27338653/association-between-hemoglobin-a1c-and-surgical-morbidity-in%C3%A2-elective-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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Natalie Domek, Katherine Dux, Michael Pinzur, Frances Weaver, Thea Rogers
The current guidelines for the management of diabetes in adults have recommended strict glycemic control, with a target hemoglobin A1c of 7.0%. Increasing evidence has shown that strict glycemic control decreases the risk of developing the organ system complications associated with diabetes. Elevated hemoglobin A1c levels have been theorized as a risk factor for complications after elective foot and ankle surgery. To test this hypothesis, we reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs national administrative and clinical databases for a 6-year period (January 2008 to December 2013)...
September 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/15978407/transmetatarsal-amputations
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George F Wallace, John J Stapleton
Transmetatarsal amputation is an excellent procedure in the face of nonhealing ulceration, infection, trauma, peripheral vascular disease, and tumors. This article discusses transmetatarsal amputations, the decision-making process, timing of surgery, operative techniques, postoperative management, and salvage of the failed transmetatarsal amputation.
July 2005: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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