Can aggressive treatment of diabetic foot infections reduce the need for above-ankle amputation?

@article{Tan1996CanAT,
  title={Can aggressive treatment of diabetic foot infections reduce the need for above-ankle amputation?},
  author={James S. M. Tan and Norman M Friedman and C Hazelton-Miller and Jill Flanagan and Thomas M. File},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={286-91}
}
We retrospectively evaluated the charts of 112 patients with diabetic foot infection to determine if early aggressive surgical intervention improves outcome. All patients were classified into two groups on the basis of the timing of surgical intervention and appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Group I included patients who underwent no surgical intervention during the first 3 days of hospitalization but received intravenous antimicrobial therapy, and group II included patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING
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