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Yes. Bone biopsies play both a crucial diagnostic and interventional role in the management of diabetic foot infection. Although bone biopsies are not required in every case of diabetic foot infection, their most important role is in guiding accurate antibiotic treatment, as they provide more accurate microbiological information than superficial soft tissue samples in patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis.
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Name: Foot & ankle international
Transcutaneous bone biopsy (TCB) is the gold standard for taking microbiological specimens in diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO), but this technique is not widely used in diabetic foot care centers. We...
Osteomyelitis of the diabetic foot is a costly health problem worldwide. Early and accurate diagnosis of the disease in patients with diabetic foot infections is needed urgently and will have an impor...
Diabetic foot ulcers are associated with a high morbidity and are common cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. The effect of debridement and the use of an adjuvant local antibiotic carrier in...
This study aimed to analyse retrospectively management and outcomes of the diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFOM) multi-disciplinary team at St Thomas' Hospital, London.
Malone M, Fritz B, Vickery K, Schwarzer S, Sharma V, Biggs N, Radzieta M, Jeffries T, Dickson H, Jensen O, Bjarnsholt T. Analysis of proximal bone margins in diabetic foot osteomyelitis by conventiona...
estimate the percentage of fungal infection in the pathogenesis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis and assess the outcome of patients with fungal diabetic foot osteomyelitis
The purpose of this research study is to determine if rifampin, an antibiotic (a medicine that treats infections), is effective in treating osteomyelitis (infection of the bone) of the foo...
Hypothesis:Surgical treatment of osteomyelitis in diabetic foot is more effective that medical treatment through antibiotherapy and leads wound healing in ulcers complicated with bone infe...
Diabetic foot osteomyelitis is a common and serious complication of diabetes. While the diagnosis of soft tissue infection can be made with simple physical examination in most cases, bone ...
The investigators plan to do a retrospective chart review of 500 patients admitted to the hospital between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2015 with diabetic foot infections. The investig...
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.
Infection of the FRONTAL BONE often as a complication of FRONTAL SINUSITIS or trauma to the frontal bone and skull. It is characterized by subperiosteal abscess with OSTEOMYELITIS.
A specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders and injuries and anatomic defects of the foot.
INFLAMMATION of the bone as a result of infection. It may be caused by a variety of infectious agents, especially pyogenic (PUS - producing) BACTERIA.
Circumscribed collections of suppurative material occurring in the spinal or intracranial EPIDURAL SPACE. The majority of epidural abscesses occur in the spinal canal and are associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a vertebral body; ANALGESIA, EPIDURAL; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include local and radicular pain, weakness, sensory loss, URINARY INCONTINENCE, and FECAL INCONTINENCE. Cranial epidural abscesses are usually associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a cranial bone, SINUSITIS, or OTITIS MEDIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p710 and pp1240-1; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1998 Aug;65(2):209-12)
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