foot ulcer

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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National Wound Care Strategy Programme: past, present and future

November 21, 2022

Introduction Wound care consumes a considerable proportion of NHS resources, particularly for services that deliver healthcare outside hospitals.1 It is estimated that around 50% of community nursing time is spent delivering wound care.2 The burden is considerable for people living with wounds who too often cannot access the right care early enough in their wound…

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WIfI scoring: a reliable tool for risk stratification in the diabetic foot clinic

April 25, 2022

Introduction Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a common complication of diabetes, preceding over 80% of lower limb amputations in the UK.1 It is estimated that by 2025 more than 5 million people will have diabetes in the UK, with DFUs estimated to affect 25% of this population.1,2 There are several validated DFU classification systems that…

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