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Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), a micro-vascular complication, are associated with a substantial increase in morbidity and mortality. DFUs are a complicated mixture of neuropathy, peripheral arterial diseases, foot deformities, and infections. Foot infections are frequent and potentially devastating complications. Infection prospers in more than half of all foot ulcers and is the factor that most often leads to lower extremity amputation. The complications of microbial flora span the spectrum from superficial cellulitis to chronic osteomyelitis and gangrenous extremity lower limb amputations. Wounds without confirmed soft tissue or bone infections do not require antibiotic therapy. Mild and moderate infections need empiric therapy covering Gram-positive cocci, while severe infections caused by drug-resistant organisms require broad-spectrum anti-microbials targeting aggressive Gram-negative aerobes and obligate anaerobes.
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Name: European review for medical and pharmacological sciences
Knowledge of risk factors is crucial to develop management and treatment protocols for the prevention of lower extremity amputation for patients with diabetic foot infections (DFI).
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the disparities in the outcomes of White, African American (AA) and non-AA minority (Hispanics and Native Americans (NA)), patients admitted in the hospitals ...
Diabetic foot ulceration has been a serious issue over the past decades in Asia, causing economic and social problems. Therefore, it is important to identify and reduce risk factors of diabetic foot. ...
To estimate the healthcare costs of diabetic foot disease in England.
To examine the experiences of patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).
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The presence of S aureus in the nasal passages of diabetic patients may be a risk factor for diabetic foot lesion infections. Our aim is to compare the genetic profiles of S aureus strain...
The feet of diabetic patients continue to be an important problem in medicine. In general, patients with diabetic foot have some sort of amputation, especially in underserved populations. ...
Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of a Once-daily Dose of Tigecycline vs Ertapenem in Diabetic Foot Infections (DFI) With a Substudy in Patients With Diabetic Foot Infections Complicated by Osteomyelitis.
The purpose of this study was to look at the safety and effectiveness of a once-daily dose of tigecycline compared to ertapenem for the treatment of diabetic foot infections. The co-prima...
This study will compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of intravenous ertapenem versus another intravenous antibiotic in the treatment of moderate to severe diabetic foot infection...
Common foot problems in persons with DIABETES MELLITUS, caused by any combination of factors such as DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES; PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASES; and INFECTION. With the loss of sensation and poor circulation, injuries and infections often lead to severe foot ulceration, GANGRENE and AMPUTATION.
Peripheral, autonomic, and cranial nerve disorders that are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS. These conditions usually result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (VASA NERVORUM). Relatively common conditions which may be associated with diabetic neuropathy include third nerve palsy (see OCULOMOTOR NERVE DISEASES); MONONEUROPATHY; mononeuropathy multiplex; diabetic amyotrophy; a painful POLYNEUROPATHY; autonomic neuropathy; and thoracoabdominal neuropathy. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1325)
Devices used to support or align the foot structure, or to prevent or correct foot deformities.
Distortion or disfigurement of the foot, or a part of the foot, acquired through disease or injury after birth.
Inflammation of brain parenchymal tissue as a result of viral infection. Encephalitis may occur as primary or secondary manifestation of TOGAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; HERPESVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ADENOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; FLAVIVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; BUNYAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; PICORNAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; PARAMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; RETROVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; and ARENAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS.
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