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 →
Open vs. Closed TMA: What is the right answer?
Yet more fascinating data in this highly focused area of limb preservation has been published today by Cormier and coworkers in JAPMA. Their data support closing TMAs. Still other works by Lepow and coworkers at our sister institution and our team seem to support open TMA followed by biologic matrix support/NPWT and STSG. What is... 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 →
Factors Associated With Healing of Diabetes-Related Foot Ulcers: Data From a Large Prospective Real-World Cohort
These important data from our Australian SALSAmigos, Zhang and coworkers was published in Diabetes Care.
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 →