Sex differences in diabetic foot ulcer severity and outcome #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb #Belgium @PLoSOne #Location

We thank our Belgian colleagues for this enormously useful data. Bottom line: Sex differences play an important role in the epidemiology, treatment, and outcomes of many diseases. Men with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) presented with more severe ulcers and had a higher prevalence of previous lower limb revascularization and smoking compared to women. Women with... Continue Reading →

A systematic review of outcome reporting for interventions to treat people with diabetic foot ulceration @robhinchliffe1 #ActAgainstAmputation #diabeticfoot

Superb review and recommendations from Dovell and coworkers Background Diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) is a challenging clinical problem that affects up to a quarter of patients with diabetes in their lifetime. An agreed set of outcomes for assessing treatments or interventions for DFU has not previously been considered. The aim of this study was to... Continue Reading →

Long-term followup of conservative management of Charcot feet – 93% amputation-free survival at 5 years

Excellent work from our friends and colleagues at the Balgrist in Zurich. Abstract Background: Charcot arthropathy (CN) can ultimately lead to limb loss despite appropriate treatment. Initial conservative treatment is the accepted treatment in case of a plantigrade foot. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the mid- to long-term clinical course of CN... Continue Reading →

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