Risk factors for foot infections in individuals with diabetes.

  title={Risk factors for foot infections in individuals with diabetes.},
  author={Lawrence Alfred Lavery and David G. Armstrong and Robert P Wunderlich and Martha Jane Mohler and Christopher S. Wendel and Benjamin A. Lipsky},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  volume={29 6},
OBJECTIVE To prospectively determine risk factors for foot infection in a cohort of people with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We evaluated then followed 1,666 consecutive diabetic patients enrolled in a managed care-based outpatient clinic in a 2-year longitudinal outcomes study. At enrollment, patients underwent a standardized general medical examination and detailed foot assessment and were educated about proper foot care. They were then rescreened at scheduled intervals and also… CONTINUE READING