Poor sleep and hypoxemia may be associated with longer wound healing and more frequent ulcer recurrence in remission

Fascinating work from Chen and coworkers. Perhaps something else we need to focus on that we often acknowledge but frequently neglect! STUDY OBJECTIVES: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is prevalent and associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. However, whether SDB has an adverse impact on wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is […]

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Preventing foot ulceration in diabetes: systematic review and meta-analyses of RCT data #DiabeticFoot #Remission #ActAgainstAmputation @Diabetologia

Strong work from Fay Crawford and team! Aims/hypothesis Foot ulceration is a serious complication for people with diabetes that results in high levels of morbidity for individuals and significant costs for health and social care systems. Nineteen systematic reviews of preventative interventions have been published, but none provides a reliable numerical summary of treatment effects. […]

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Encouraging reduction of activity amongst patients with diabetic foot ulcers.

Promising work from our Darbyshire SALSAmigos. • Source: Wounds UK . Jul2018, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p34-39. 5p. • Author(s): GRAY, KATIE; GAME, FRANCES; PINNINGTON, LORRAINE • Abstract: Background: Recommendations published by the international working group of the diabetic foot (2015) advise that patients should limit standing and walking to facilitate optimal wound healing. Aims: […]

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