A Clinical Study to Evaluate Autofluorescence Imaging of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using a Novel Artificial Intelligence Enabled Noninvasive Device #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot

A Clinical Study to Evaluate Autofluorescence Imaging of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using a Novel Artificial Intelligence Enabled Noninvasive Device Great work from our long-time friend and colleague Vijay Viswanathan and coworkers pushing diagnostics and theragnostics forward. Diabetic foot ulcers, with worldwide prevalence ranging from 12%-25%, are an important cause of nontraumatic lower limb amputation. Evidence-based […]

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Using a BonE BiOPsy (BeBoP) to determine the causative agent in persons with diabetes and foot osteomyelitis: study protocol for a multicentre, randomised controlled trial @bradspellberg @limbsandlungs @alpslimb #ActAgainstAmputation

We look forward to this study and it’s resultant findings from our good friend and colleague Edgar Peters and coworkers Diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) poses a major disease burden. It can generally be treated with long-term antibacterial therapy. International guidelines recommend to base antibacterial therapy choices on percutaneous bone biopsy culture, while in practice, therapy […]

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Metagenomics to Identify Pathogens in Diabetic Foot Ulcers and the Potential Impact for Clinical Care –

Diabetic foot ulcers are a growing problem and clinicians are limited by their reliance on conventional culture. Metagenomic sequencing technology provides an unparalleled viewpoint of the polymicrobial constituency of DFU. The microbiome techniques used to study the microbial constituency of DFU ma … — Read on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34152440/ We are still in a bit of a […]

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High-Resolution Spectral Analysis Accurately Identifies the Bacterial Signature in Infected Chronic Foot Ulcers in People With Diabetes

Will we soon see more visual diagnostics for wounds? Congratulations to our colleagues in Melbourne for these intriguing data. Diabetic foot infections are a major cause of hospitalization, and delayed treatment can lead to numerous complications. The aim of this research was to investigate high-resolution spectroscopy of the wound center and periwound area for real-time […]

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Can probiotics improve healing of diabetic foot ulcers? Results from a randomized controlled trial

This fascinating work from Mohseni and coworkers seems to support the contention that our bacterial overlords have more power over us than we’d like to let on. Perhaps we should further consider submitting? Patients with a diabetic foot ulcer who received probiotic supplementation for 12 weeks experienced faster wound healing coupled with an improved glycemic […]

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