Pharmacotherapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers- Topical and Systemic

A superb technical review from our SALSAmigos Dixon and Edmonds from King’s. Historically, there has been a scarcity of evidence-based topical therapy to hasten the healing of diabetic foot ulcers. But recently new evidence-based treatments have emerged from multicentre, randomised, controlled trials. This article highlights those trials, and describes the current pharmacological management of the […]

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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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DNA sequencing to improve treatment of urinary infections: Are wounds next?

Fascinating technology from East Anglia. Obviously, we at SALSA see direct applications in wound healing.   Urinary tract infections could be treated more quickly and efficiently using a DNA sequencing device the size of a USB stick — according to research from the University of East Anglia.Researchers used a new device called MinION to perform […]

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