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Foot ulceration is the most frequently recognised lower extremity complication in diabetic patients. Predicting wound healing is an essential step in the management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), as it is estimated that early detection and appropriate treatments may prevent up to 85% of amputations. Toe blood pressure (TBP) is a quick and portable bedside assessment and is less affected by medial sclerosis of arteries present in the diabetic population compared to other measurements like ankle-brachial index (ABI). This systematic review seeks to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of toe pressure in prediction of DFU wound healing.
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Name: Annals of vascular surgery
Individuals with diabetes may develop diabetic foot ulcers due to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Multiple factors influence the ulcer healing process; oxygen helps in facilitating the different stage...
To assess the usefulness of monthly thermography and standard foot care to reduce diabetic foot ulcer recurrence.
Recent studies demonstrate favorable diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) healing outcomes with the implementation of a multidisciplinary team. We aimed to describe the incidence of and risk factors associated w...
Clinicians and patients face a dilemma in understanding how best to resume walking after a healed diabetic neuropathic ulcer. The objectives of this brief review are to: provide context for the patien...
Diabetic foot complications now represent the 10th leading cause of disease burden and disability. Wound healing is impaired, leading to chronic ulceration. Local high oxygen concentration is required...
Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the most serious, most costly and at times life threatening complication of diabetes. The lifetime incidence of foot ulcer occurrence in diabetes is up to 25%...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether placing stent(s) for a blockage in a leg vein will help improve the healing of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). The investigators know from havi...
Diabetic foot ulcers are sores on the feet that occur in 15% of diabetic patients some time during their lifetime. Once an ulcer develops, the risk of lower-extremity amputation is increas...
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients with diabetic foot ulcer will be recruited and screened for participation in the study. Eligible patients will be randomized 1:1 to either experimental ...
A randomized, controlled open-label, parallel group study to examine the effectiveness of a local application of the kalahari melon (Citrullus lanatus) seed oil for the healing of non-infe...
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.
Lesion on the surface of the skin of the foot, usually accompanied by inflammation. The lesion may become infected or necrotic and is frequently associated with diabetes or leprosy.
An ulceration caused by prolonged pressure on the SKIN and TISSUES when one stay in one position for a long period of time, such as lying in bed. The bony areas of the body are the most frequently affected sites which become ischemic (ISCHEMIA) under sustained and constant pressure.
Review of the medical necessity of hospital or other health facility admissions, upon or within a short time following an admission, and periodic review of services provided during the course of treatment.
A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. The two main types of diabetes are: type 1 diabetes type 2 diabetes In the UK, diabetes affects approximately 2.9 million people. There are a...
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine are whole medical systems that did not fit with conventional medicine as they have completely different philosophies and ideas on the causes of disease, methods of diagnosis and approaches to treatment. Although often overlapping, co...
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...