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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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