Yolanda García-Álvarez

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Albuminuria has been previously reported as a risk factor for mortality in people with diabetes. In a retrospective series of 455 patients with diabetes and foot ulcers, albuminuria was a predictive factor of in-hospital mortality. Other predictive factors were: white blood cell count>12.9×10(9)/L, haemoglobin<108g/L and age >75 years old.
Probe-to-bone test and simple X-rays are both standard tests for the diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis. This study demonstrates the importance of considering jointly clinical information (probe-to-bone test) and diagnostic tests (simple radiography) to increase agreement among clinicians on diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis.
The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of radiographic arterial calcification (RAC) on the clinical interpretation of ankle-brachial index (ABI) values in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. We analyzed a retrospective clinical database of 60 patients with diabetic foot ulcers from the Diabetic Foot Unit (Complutense University, Madrid,(More)
The forefoot has been reported as the most frequent location of osteomyelitis in the feet of patients with diabetes. The forefoot includes toes and metatarsal heads as common locations of bone infections, but the anatomy of these bones is quite different. As a result, such differences in anatomy may have an impact on the outcomes. The aim of the present(More)
BACKGROUND A universally accepted histopathologic classification of diabetic foot osteomyelitis does not currently exist. We sought to evaluate the histopathologic characteristics of bone infection found in the feet of diabetic patients and to analyze the clinical variables related to each type of bone infection. METHODS We conducted an observational(More)
INTRODUCTION highly exudate and maceration is one of the causes of delay in diabetic foot ulcers healing. The purpose of our study was to demonstrate the effectiveness in the periwound skin maceration reduction with the use of no-sting barrier film (NSBF) (3M Cavilon). MATERIAL AND METHODS observational study which includes 40 patients with diabetes (29,(More)
AIMS To determine the structural and biomechanical characteristics associated with the conditions diabetes mellitus and diabetic neuropathy. METHODS Observational study of 788 patients conducted between February 2007 and February 2009, which included subjects with and without diabetes mellitus who had no active ulcer at enrollment. Demographic variables(More)
INTRODUCTION High levels of bacterial load have shown a deleterious influence on wound healing. Using antimicrobial dressings can control ulcers' bioburden. The aim of our study was to evaluate the improving of infected diabetic foot ulcers due an alginate's fiber and hydrocolloid silver dressing. MATERIAL AND METHODS We analysed a case series of 6(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of complications associated with primary closure in surgical procedures performed for diabetic foot osteomyelitis compared to those healed by secondary intention. In addition, further evaluation of the surgical digital debridement for osteomyelitis with primary closure as an alternative to(More)
AIMS To stratify the ulceration risk according to the foot morphology in people with diabetes and a history of forefoot neuropathic ulceration. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed on 139 neuropathic individuals with diabetes and previous forefoot ulcers between January 2012 and February 2014. Foot position of the participants was evaluated by(More)