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Validation of a Diabetic Wound Classification System: The contribution of depth, infection, and ischemia to risk of amputation
Outcomes deteriorated with increasing grade and stage of wounds when measured using the University of Texas Wound Classification System and a significant overall trend toward increased prevalence of amputations was seen. Expand
Diabetic foot disorders. A clinical practice guideline (2006 revision).
A clinical practice guideline for diabetic foot disorders is presented based on currently available evidence, committee consensus, and current clinical practice and provides evidence-based guidance for general patterns of practice. Expand
Causal pathways for incident lower-extremity ulcers in patients with diabetes from two settings.
The most frequent component causes for lower-extremity ulcers were trauma, neuropathy, and deformity, which were present in a majority of patients, and clinics are encouraged to use proven strategies to prevent and decrease the impact of modifiable conditions leading to foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Expand
IWGDF guidance on the diagnosis and management of foot infections in persons with diabetes
Diabetic foot infection must be diagnosed clinically, based on the presence of local or systemic signs or symptoms of inflammation, using the Infectious Diseases Society of America/International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot classification scheme. Expand
Comprehensive foot examination and risk assessment. A report of the Task Force of the Foot Care Interest Group of the American Diabetes Association, with endorsement by the American Association of
As physical therapy, podiatric medicine and identification of those patients at risk of foot problems is the first step in preventing such complications, this report will focus on key components of the foot exam. Expand
Role of Neuropathy and High Foot Pressures in Diabetic Foot Ulceration
It is concluded that both high foot pressures and neuropathy are independently associated with ulceration in a diverse diabetic population, with the latter having the greater magnitude of effect. Expand
Off-loading the diabetic foot wound: a randomized clinical trial.
The TCC seems to heal a higher proportion of wounds in a shorter amount of time than two other widely used off-loading modalities, the RCW and the half-shoe. Expand
Risk factors for foot infections in individuals with diabetes.
OBJECTIVE To prospectively determine risk factors for foot infection in a cohort of people with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We evaluated then followed 1,666 consecutive diabetic patientsExpand
Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcer Recurrence in High-Risk Patients
Infrared temperature home monitoring, in serving as an “early warning sign,” appears to be a simple and useful adjunct in the prevention of diabetic foot ulcerations. Expand
The costs of diabetic foot: the economic case for the limb salvage team.
It is essential to direct efforts in patient-caregiver education to allow early recognition and management of all diabetic foot problems and to build integrated pathways of care that facilitate timely access to limb salvage procedures. Expand