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02-19-2019 | Diabetic foot ulcers | News

Smartphone-based infrared camera accurately detects diabetic foot ulcers

A low-cost, smartphone-based infrared (IR) camera works as well as a high-end version for the detection of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), study findings indicate.

11-14-2018 | Charcot foot | Article

Varied presentations and outcomes of Charcot neuroarthropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus

Rastogi A, Prakash M, Bhansali A. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13410-018-0700-8

10-02-2018 | Diabetic foot ulcers | EASD 2018 | News

Pressure-sensing ‘smart’ insoles reduce diabetic foot ulcer risk

Using smart insoles that alert patients to areas of high pressure can markedly reduce their risk for developing diabetic foot ulcers, show the findings of a randomized trial.

09-24-2018 | Diabetic foot ulcers | medwireNews | News

LeucoPatch improves healing of difficult diabetic foot ulcers

Weekly application of an autologous immune cell, fibrin, and platelet patch significantly increases the rate of healing of hard-to-heal foot ulcers compared with standard care in people with diabetes, randomized trial data show.

09-14-2018 | Diabetic foot | News

Early mortality more likely than amputation in patients with high ulceration risk

Patients with diabetes who are at high risk for foot ulceration are more likely to die than to require amputation, report researchers.

08-30-2018 | Diabetic foot infection | News

Optimal antibiotic duration for preventing DFI recurrence remains unclear

Patients who receive more than 3 weeks of antibiotic treatment for diabetic foot infection are no less likely to develop further infection than those treated for a shorter duration, study findings indicate.

08-15-2018 | Neuropathy | Editorial | Article

Are we using the right tests to diagnose diabetic neuropathy?

Uazman Alam and colleagues interrogate current evidence and real-world clinical scenarios to address whether enough is being done with the tools available to screen and diagnose diabetic neuropathy.

05-18-2018 | Nutritional management | Article

Adherence to special diets and its association with meeting the nutrient recommendations in individuals with type 1 diabetes

Ahola AJ, Forsblom C, Groop PH. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1159-2

05-08-2018 | Cardiovascular disorders | Article

Sex-specific relevance of diabetes to occlusive vascular and other mortality: A collaborative meta-analysis of individual data from 980,793 adults from 68 prospective studies

Prospective Studies Collaboration and Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30079-2

05-04-2018 | Diabetic foot ulcers | News

Modified offloading approach for foot ulcers improves comfort, could increase adherence

Researchers report that use of an ankle-high removable cast walker, paired with an external lift on the other shoe, improves patients’ comfort and could therefore lead to better adherence, resulting in improved healing of diabetic foot ulcers.

04-16-2018 | Diabetic foot ulcers | News

NO-emitting dressing boosts foot ulcer healing

A wound dressing that generates nitric oxide improves the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, relative to standard care, show the findings of a randomized trial.

03-27-2018 | Inpatient diabetes | Feature | Article

The inpatient diabetes audit: A tool for change

With the 2017 NaDIA results showing some positive trends in inpatient diabetes care, medwireNews talks to national clinical lead Gerry Rayman about the tools and tactics to deliver the best patient outcomes.

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 ulcers | 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.

08-15-2017 | Diabetic foot | News

Diagnostic algorithm helps identify mild infection in diabetic foot ulcers

A composite algorithm including the calprotectin biomarker can help physicians decide whether a diabetic foot ulcer needs antibiotic therapy, say researchers.

04-20-2017 | Diabetic foot | News

Diabetic foot ulcer incidence bucks the trend

Study findings suggest that the current annual incidence of diabetic foot may be lower than previously reported in the 1990s, despite the prevalence of diabetes nearly doubling in that time.

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