Global estimates of diabetes-related amputations incidence in 2010 to 2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb #DiabeticFoot

Global estimates of diabetes-related amputations incidence in 2010–2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis Great work from our Valencia and Pamplona Global estimates of diabetes-related amputations incidence in 2010–2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis Global estimates of diabetes-related amputations incidence in 2010–2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis Yasmin Ezzatvara, Antonio García-Hermoso Aims/hypothesis: This study sought to... Continue Reading →

Effects of Special Therapeutic Footwear on the Prevention of #DiabeticFoot Ulcers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation

This manuscript from Luo and coworkers provides an update on one of the most important interventions we can provide our patients. Objective: To reduce diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) occurrence or recurrence, diabetic therapeutic footwear is widely recommended in clinical practice for at-risk patients. However, the effectiveness of therapeutic footwear is controversial. Thus, we performed a systematic... Continue Reading →

Home temperature monitoring reduces risk of diabetic foot ulcer recurrence by more than half: Meta Analysis #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb

Superb effort as usual from Golledge and coworkers in evaulating people in diabetic foot remission. Aims: To perform an updated systematic review of randomised controlled trials examining the efficacy of at-home foot temperature monitoring in reducing the risk of a diabetes-related foot ulcer (DFU). Methods: Systematic review performed according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and... Continue Reading →

Meta-Analysis: Outcomes of Surgical and Medical Management of Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis @UTSW_Plastics @UTSWOrtho

Subtle and compelling work from our toemigos Larry Lavery and Dane Wukich's team led by David Truong. Background. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes in the published literature on medical and surgical management of diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO). Methods. A PubMed and Google Scholar search of articles relating to DFO was... Continue Reading →

Global mortality of diabetic foot ulcer: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of observational studies- nearly 50% 5 year mortality @alpslimb #ActAgainstAmputation

Global mortality of diabetic foot ulcer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies Compelling work from Chen and coworkers Aims Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is an important cause of morbidity, disability, and mortality. However, there was no comprehensive quantitative data on mortality worldwide. The aim of this study was to estimate the long-term mortality... Continue Reading →

Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials testing the effect of at-home foot temperature monitoring and reduction of ambulatory activity in response to hotspots on the incidence of diabetes-related foot ulcers

Enjoy this deep dive into the current status of data supporting or refuting use of thermometry Aim: To perform an updated systematic review of randomised controlled trials examining the efficacy of at-home foot temperature monitoring in reducing the risk of a diabetes-related foot ulcer (DFU). Methods: Systematic review performed according to PRISMA guidelines. Risk-of-bias was assessed using... Continue Reading →

Association between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic foot ulcer wound in diabetic subjects: A meta‐analysis @alpslimb #Nutrition #ActAgainstAmputation

Association between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic foot ulcer wound in diabetic subjects: A meta-analysis Abstract A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the association between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic foot ulcer wounds in diabetic subjects. A systematic literature search up to March 2022 incorporated 7586 subjects with diabetes mellitus at the beginning of the... Continue Reading →

Efficacy and safety of topical oxygen therapy for diabetic foot ulcers: An updated systematic review and meta‐analysis

Efficacy and safety of topical oxygen therapy for diabetic foot ulcers: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis Here is an updated meta in what seems to be an avalanche of these for topical oxygen therapy. Xian-Kun Sun,Rao Li,Xiao-Ling Yang,Li Yuan To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical oxygen therapy (TOT) in diabetic foot ulcers... Continue Reading →

Ultrasound-Assisted Wound (UAW) Debridement in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis @JosLuisLzaroMa1 #Diabeticfoot @alpslimb 

More and more data to support improvement in wound optimization with ultrasound assisted wound debridement from our long-time friends from the Complutense in Madrid. A systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out to investigate the effect of ultrasound-assisted wound (UAW) debridement in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). All selected studies were evaluated using the... Continue Reading →

Effect of buerger allen exercise on foot perfusion among patient with diabetes mellitus: A systematic review & meta-analysis

In our #ToeFlowandGo model, helping people move through their world a little better is a significant goal. One thing that conceptually fits is the use of exercises to improve runoff into the high risk foot. You are familiar with other descriptions of the exercises in this blog. Here is a systematic review by Thakur and... Continue Reading →

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