Preliminary evaluation of dual-energy CT to quantitatively assess bone marrow edema in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and suspected osteomyelitis

Preliminary evaluation of dual‐energy CT to quantitatively assess bone marrow edema in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and suspected osteomyelitis Great work as usual from our Dutch compatriots Objectives The purpose of this study is to evaluate the value of dual-energy CT (DECT) with virtual non-calcium (VNCa) in quantitatively assessing the presence of bone marrow... Continue Reading →

Biomarkers of Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) in the Diabetic Foot: A Medical Record Review

Make the link between chronic kidney disease, pedal calcification...and even Charcot? This from our SALSAmigos at Washington University, St. Louis. Aims: Determine the prevalence and relative risk of having single and combinations of biomarkers of chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) syndrome in the diabetic foot from an electronic medical record (EMR) review. Methods: Review of 152... Continue Reading →

Novel Biomarkers for Charcot Foot: A Review of the Literature

An excellent contribution to the literature from Bobirca and coworkers from Bucharest. Abstract Background: Although Charcot diabetic foot (CDF) is a frequent complication of diabetic neuropathy, less is known about the possibility of its early prevention. Methods: A review of the original articles published in English, using the “biomarkers AND Charcot’s foot” criterion, resulted in 33... Continue Reading →

Delayed Diagnosis of Charcot Foot: A Systematic Review

From Daniel Jupiter's team in Galveston, led by Korst. This study aims to examine the duration and rate of delayed diagnosis in Charcot foot. We systematically reviewed articles published in Medline, SCOPUS, and Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature to identify articles discussing delayed or misdiagnosis of Charcot foot. Random-effects models were generated... Continue Reading →

An Enigma Wrapped in Edema: Charcot Neuropathic OsteoArthropathy @DiabetesCareADA @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation

Important work from Jeffcoate and Game in Diabetes Care continues the slow, steady march toward measuring, managing, and understanding what I like to call an enigma wrapped in edema. The Charcot Foot Reflects a Response to Injury That Is Critically Distorted by Preexisting Nerve Damage: An Imperfect Storm William Jeffcoate and Fran Game It has... Continue Reading →

SPECT-CT in the early diagnosis of Charcot arthropathy

More strong and practical work from our colleagues at King's... The Role of Bone Scintigraphy with SPECT/CT in the Characterization and Early Diagnosis of Stage 0 Charcot Neuroarthropathy Abstract: We describe the use of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) in the investigation and diagnosis of Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) in patients with a hot... Continue Reading →

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