Marie Cazaubiel

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article was to identify criteria predictive of remission in nonsurgical treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Diabetic patients who were initially treated without orthopedic surgery for osteomyelitis of the toe or metatarsal head of a nonischemic foot between June 2002 and June 2003 in nine(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the diagnostic value of swab cultures by comparing them with corresponding cultures of percutaneous bone biopsy specimens for patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis. METHODS The medical charts of patients with foot osteomyelitis who underwent a surgical percutaneous bone biopsy between January 1996 and June 2004 in a single(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy for diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO). This study sought to compare the effectiveness of 6 versus 12 weeks of antibiotic therapy in patients with DFO treated nonsurgically (i.e., antibiotics alone). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was a prospective randomized trial comparing 6-(More)
Current guidelines (1,2) do not provide data on the treatment of patients presenting with concomitant soft tissue infection and osteomyelitis of the diabetic foot (DF-STI/DFO). We have developed a two-step sequential approach (TSA) consisting chronologically of 1) an empirical antibiotic therapy for diabetic foot soft tissue infection (DF-STI) secondarily(More)
This was a prospective randomized trial comparing 6versus 12week duration of antibiotic treatment. Remission of osteomyelitis during the monitoring period was defined as complete and persistent (>4 weeks) healing of the wound (if present initially), absence of recurrent infection at the initial site or that of adjacent rays, and no need for surgical bone(More)
We thank Nijenhuis-Rosien et al. for their comments (1) on our article (2).We thank them for their kind compliment and interesting questions and for giving us the opportunity to provide some additional information on our study. First, we agree that off-loading of the foot ulcer is of paramount importance in patients with diabetic foot ulcer. The methods(More)
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