diabetic foot

The DEFINITE Audit: a prospective audit of diabetic foot debridement in theatre – a protocol

January 17, 2023

Introduction People with diabetes are at high risk of developing foot ulceration (DFU). Once established, diabetic foot ulcers are at risk of rapid deterioration and infection which can lead to bacteraemia and sepsis. Infected DFU is associated with high morbidity, limb loss and death.1–3 The development of severe infection requires emergency hospital admission and surgery…

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Dosing and efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for diabetic foot ulcer healing: a systematic review protocol

January 6, 2023

Introduction With the rapidly increasing prevalence of diabetes, effective interventions to tackle the complications are urgently needed. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) occur in 25–30% of patients with diabetes and are particularly challenging to heal in a timely manner.1-4 Delays in ulcer healing increase the risks of localised infection, sepsis, major limb amputation and mortality.5,6 Current…

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Tenotomy for diabetic foot ulcers: a scoping survey of current practice

February 11, 2022

Introduction Diabetes mellitus is one of the fastest growing health crises of our time. The disease is endemic in the UK, currently affecting more than 4.9 million people.1 Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are a common and difficult-to-treat complication of the disease. Over a quarter of patients with diabetes will develop a DFU. Even with current…

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