Is a Left-to-Right >2.2°C Difference a Valid Measurement to Predict Diabetic Foot Ulceration in People in Diabetic Foot Remision? #Thermometry

Terrific work from Featherson and coworkers lending further light on the role (and limitations) of thermometry/thermography in predicting reulceration in diabetic foot remission Monitoring foot skin temperatures at home have been shown to be effective at preventing the occurrence of diabetic foot ulcers. In this study, the construct validity of using >2.2°C difference between contralateral […]

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Thermometry reduces risk for reucleration in remission– in patients who reduce their activity

Important work from Sicco Bus, et al. published in BMJ Diabetes This RCT (DIATEMP) suggests that it’s not enough just to know that you’ve a preulcerative hot spot– but you need to do something about it. In this case, patients were told to reduce activity. Effectiveness of at-home skin temperature monitoring in reducing the incidence […]

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What is the “normal” wound bed temperature? A scoping review and new hypothesis @NUIGalway #ActAgainstAmputation @alpslimb #woundhealing #DiabeticFoot

Superb work from Georgina Gethin and team at NUI Galway. Can a wound have a “normal” temperature? Can it be “febrile”? Wound bed temperature measurement holds the potential to be a safe, easy to use, and low‐cost tool to aid objective wound bed assessment, clinical decision making and improved patient outcomes. However, there is no […]

Read More What is the “normal” wound bed temperature? A scoping review and new hypothesis @NUIGalway #ActAgainstAmputation @alpslimb #woundhealing #DiabeticFoot