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05-03-2015 | Diabetic foot | Review | Article

Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Journal:
Current Geriatrics Reports

Authors: Rhiannon L. Harries, Keith G. Harding

Publisher: Springer US

Abstract

Diabetes is an increasing urgent global health issue, with an increasing prevalence in those aged 65 or over. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a common complication, affecting up to 15 % of those diagnosed with diabetes; they can result in loss of employment, have a significant decrease on quality of life, may lead to limb loss and are costly to healthcare systems. In this paper, we discuss the recent advances in the various management options for diabetic foot ulcers.

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