Development of a prediction model for foot ulcer recurrence in people with diabetes using easy-to-obtain clinical variables #Remission #DiabeticFoot #UlcerFreeDays #Thermometry

Here is important work from our long-time Dutch friends and colleagues. Bottom line: there are now key factors that can be inputted into models to predict (and therefore reduce) risk for reulceration in patients in diabetic foot remission. This is the first multivariate model we’ve seen include use of personal thermometry. Wouter B Aan de […]

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The effects of different accumulated pressure-time integral stimuli on plantar blood flow in people with diabetes mellitus #diabeticfoot

This study from Duan and coworkers. Bottom line: people with diabetes do not recover as rapidly following activity– particularly following repetitive activity. It is yet more data to guide us in better dosing activity and predicting diabetic foot ulcers. The effects of different accumulated pressure-time integral stimuli on plantar blood flow in people with diabetes […]

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Lower extremity reamputation in people with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation @USC_vascular @apma @keckmedusc @DiabetesRC

Lower extremity reamputation in people with diabetes: a systematic reviewand meta-analysis This from Liu and our group evaluating the best available evidence on reamputation. The bottom line: 1 year reamputation: 19%, 5 year reamputation 37.1%, 5 year contralateral reamputation: 20.5%. No trend for improvement or worsening over the past 2 decades. Lower extremity reamputation in […]

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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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