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02-12-2018 | Diabetic foot | News

Predictors of diabetic foot amputation identified

Arterial disease and neuropathy, along with poor vision and reduced kidney function, are associated with a significantly increased risk for lower limb amputation in men with diabetes, US researchers report.

01-02-2018 | Diabetic foot ulcers | News

Randomized trial supports sucrose octasulfate for diabetic foot ulcers

Findings from the Explorer trial show that a sucrose octasulfate dressing improves wound closure of neuroischemic diabetic foot ulcers relative to a standard dressing.

11-01-2017 | Diabetic foot | News

No call for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in diabetic ulcers

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy does not significantly improve wound healing or reduce major amputation rates when added to usual care in patients with diabetes and ischemic lower extremity ulcers, Dutch study data show.

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01-29-2018 | Diabetic foot ulcers | Editorial | Article

Diabetes in special situations: Insulin in diabetic foot ulcers

Formal guidance addressing the optimal use of insulin therapy in diabetic foot ulcer patients is lacking. Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra and Banshi Saboo present their pragmatic approach to treatment.

Journal articles and book chapters

09-01-2017 | Neuropathy | Review | Article

Diabetic neuropathy and gait: A review

The authors review the literature on kinetics, kinematics, and posture during gait in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, demonstrating an increased risk of falls in older patients with diabetes.

Alam U et al. Diabetes Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s13300-017-0295-y

06-01-2017 | Diabetic foot | Review | Article

Promoting limb salvage through multi-disciplinary care of the diabetic patient

The authors summarize literature from the fields of podiatric surgery/medicine, vascular and plastic surgery and discuss the successes that a multi-disciplinary limb salvage center can have on patients with diabetes.

Salvo NL, Walsh MD, & Brewster LP. Curr Treat Options Cardio Med 2017; 19: 55. doi:10.1007/s11936-017-0547-1

01-18-2017 | Diabetic foot infection | Review | Article

Diabetic foot infections: An update in diagnosis and management

This paper discusses the occurrence of diabetic foot infections, with a focus on evaluation and treatment.

Grigoropoulou P, Eleftheriadou I, Jude EB, Tentolouris N. Curr Diab Rep 2017;17:3. doi:10.1007/s11892-017-0831-1

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