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The global burden of diabetic foot disease
Diabetic foot problems are common throughout the world, resulting in major economic consequences for the patients, their families, and society. Foot ulcers are more likely to be of neuropathicExpand
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Religious and cultural distance in beliefs about health and illness in women with diabetes mellitus of different origin living in Sweden.
The study explored beliefs about health and illness in females with diabetes mellitus (DM) from different religious backgrounds living in Sweden. Swedes showed an active self-care behaviour and aExpand
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Health-economic consequences of diabetic foot lesions.
Diabetic foot complications result in huge costs for both society and the individual patients. Few reports on the health-economic consequences of diabetic foot infections have been published. InExpand
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Factors related to outcome of neuroischemic/ischemic foot ulcer in diabetic patients.
OBJECTIVES Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is an important limiting factor for healing in neuroischemic or ischemic diabetic foot ulcer. The purpose of this study was to identify factors related toExpand
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Wound Classification is More Important Than Site of Ulceration in the Outcome of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
The importance of wound classification and site of ulceration was evaluated in 314 consecutive diabetic patients with foot ulcers. The ulcers were classified as superficial (through the fullExpand
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Gender influences beliefs about health and illness in diabetic subjects with severe foot lesions.
BACKGROUND No studies have been found regarding beliefs about health and illness in patients with diabetic foot ulcers investigated from a patient perspective. Beliefs might affect self-care andExpand
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Costs of Deep Foot Infections in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
AbstractObjective: To calculate costs for the management of deep foot infections and to identify the most important factors related to treatment costs. Design: Costs for in-hospital care, surgery,Expand
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Health-Related Quality of Life Predicts Major Amputation and Death, but Not Healing, in People With Diabetes Presenting With Foot Ulcers: The Eurodiale Study
OBJECTIVE Low health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has been consistently reported to be associated with poor prognosis for a variety of health outcomes in various settings. We aimed to evaluateExpand
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The foot in perspective
  • J. Apelqvist
  • Medicine
  • Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews
  • 1 May 2008
The diabetic foot constitutes a tremendous challenge for patients, caregivers and the health care system. The International Consensus Document of 1999 was a milestone in the recognition of theExpand
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Beliefs about health and diabetes in men of different ethnic origin.
AIM This paper reports the findings of a study exploring the health and illness beliefs of men with diabetes, who were from different cultural backgrounds and living in Sweden. BACKGROUND NoExpand
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