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OBJECTIVE It is reasonable to predict that diabetes-related lower-extremity amputations have a detrimental impact on quality of life. However, we are unaware of any study in the medical literature describing the functional level of diabetic patients with amputations. The objective of this study was to evaluate amputations among diabetic patients and to… (More)
The prevalence of diabetes increases with age, driven in part by an absolute increase in incidence among adults aged 65 years and older. Individuals with diabetes are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, and age strongly predicts cardiovascular complications. Inflammation and oxidative stress appear to play some role in the mechanisms underlying… (More)
The Wound Healing Society (WHS) is a professional society of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, podiatrists, and other wound care specialists, basic scientists, clinical researchers, and industrial researchers dedicated to assuring that every patient receives optimal wound care. Its mission is to advance the science and practice of wound healing. To… (More)
The results of the cadaver dissection show the importance of identifying the proper digital nerve at the time of surgery. In all 20 cadaver dissections, the nerve crossed the first cuneometatarsal joint. Identification of this nerve, along with meticulous dissection may help prevent the formation of postoperative neuroma.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of the in-office dermatophyte test medium (DTM) culture when used to confirm the diagnosis of onychomycosis in diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Nail samples from 184 diabetic patients who exhibited symptoms consistent with toenail onychomycosis were screened for dermatophyte fungal infection using DTM,… (More)