High burden of diabetic foot infections in the top end of Australia: An emerging health crisis (DEFINE study).

@article{Commons2015HighBO,
  title={High burden of diabetic foot infections in the top end of Australia: An emerging health crisis (DEFINE study).},
  author={Robert James Commons and Claire Helen Robinson and David Gawler and Joshua Saul Davis and Ric N Price},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2015},
  volume={110 2},
  pages={
          147-57
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The risk of diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide, and is particularly high in Indigenous Australians. Complicated foot infection is one of the most common sequelae of diabetes. We describe the incidence and associations of Indigenous and non-Indigenous inpatients with diabetic foot infections at Royal Darwin Hospital. METHODS All adult Royal Darwin Hospital inpatients with diabetic foot infections were enrolled prospectively from September 2012 to November 2013. Incidence… CONTINUE READING
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