Non-surgical treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis

August 21, 2017

Source: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

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Date of publication: August 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Osteomyelitis of the foot in people with diabetes is traditionally treated by surgical removal of the infected and necrotic bone, but studies have shown that a non-surgical approach with antibiotic therapy can be successful in selected cases.

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Association between diabetic foot ulcer and diabetic retinopathy

May 3, 2017

Source: PLoS One

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Date of publication: Apr 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To investigate the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients with diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) and elucidate the association between DR and DFU severities and their shared risk factors.


Improving the Detection of Foot Abnormalities in Patients With Diabetes

February 6, 2017

Source: Clinical Diabetes 

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Date of publication: Jan 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Diabetic foot abnormalities, including ulcers and lower-extremity amputations, are associated with substantial morbidity, loss of quality of life, and disability and are very costly for the individuals affected, their families, and society as a whole.

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Cognitive Dysfunction: Part and Parcel of the Diabetic Foot

May 23, 2016

Source: Diabetes Care

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Date of publication: May 2016
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Individuals with diabetic foot ulcers were found to possess fewer cognitive resources than individuals with diabetes without this complication. Thus, they appear to face more self-treatment challenges, while possessing significantly fewer cognitive resources.
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Increased Mortality in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients

May 3, 2016

Source: Journal of Diabetes Research

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Date of publication: 5 April 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) patients have a greater than twofold increase in mortality compared with nonulcerated diabetic patients.


Illness Beliefs Predict Mortality in Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers

May 3, 2016

Source: PLoS ONE

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Date of publication: 20 April 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Patients’ illness beliefs have been associated with glycaemic control in diabetes and survival in other conditions. Do illness beliefs independently predict survival in patients with diabetes and foot ulceration?

 


Systematic review of treatments for diabetic peripheral neuropathy

February 29, 2016

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Publication type: Journal article (early view)

In a nutshell: To evaluate treatment options for neuropathic pain and sensory symptoms resulting from diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet in people with type 2 diabetes.

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