Outcomes after Emergency Admission with a Diabetic Foot Attack Indicate a High Rate of Healing and Limb Salvage But Increased Mortality

Timely work from our SALSAmigos at King’s. Aim The diabetic foot attack (DFA) is perhaps the most devastating form of diabetic foot infection, presenting with rapidly progressive skin and tissue necrosis, threatening both limb and life. However, clinical outcome data in this specific group of patients are not available. Methods Analysis of 106 consecutive patients who underwent emergency hospitalisation […]

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How to build a “Hot Foot Line” for rapid response to lower extremity complications in #Diabetes #DiabeticFoot #Footattack #ActAgainstAmputation

SALSA’s “Hot Foot Line” foot hotline constitutes a single point of contact rapid response pager to alert the diabetic foot / Toe and Flow service to urgent needs, systemwide. Here are some more guidelines/pathways to help develop your own “rapid response team”. Diabetic Foot Rapid Response Acute Foot Team (DRRAFT) –  Seven essential skills Three […]

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