Diabetic foot ulcer

Data on bacterial profile and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern ‘critical’ for management of diabetic foot ulcers

A new study has assessed the bacterial profile of people with diabetic foot ulcers and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern within the setting of a tertiary care hospital. The research, carried ...

Post-transplant patients do not incur worse DFU outcomes, new study says

Research into the outcomes of people with diabetic foot ulcer following kidney transplantation has found their outcomes are no worse than those who have not undergone a transplant, despite immunosuppr...

‘High compliance’ of smart sock wearers in remote temperature monitoring

The use of smart socks to monitor temperature in a bid to prevent foot ulcers proved to have a high rate of compliance, a study has shown. American researchers examined the use of smart socks, a remot...

Use of ultrasound imaging to assess diabetic foot ulcer could lead to ‘new paradigm for wound surveillance’

A scoping exercise has found that podiatrists with prior knowledge and training in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound are able to make rudimentary reports on clinical findings in diabetic foot ulce...

Clinicians should ‘protect’ renal function of people with diabetic foot ulcer to reduce infection risk, researchers say

Severely reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is “strongly” associated with poor prognoses in people with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO), a study has highlighted. The authors of the ...

Bioactive split thickness skin allograft appears to ‘significantly improve’ wound healing in diabetic foot ulcer

Treating diabetic foot ulcers with bioactive split thickness skin allograft (BSA) can improve healing and reduce the rate of adverse events, a clinical trial has shown. The American study set out to e...

Ankle-brachial index could help to identify people with type 2 diabetes at risk of cardiovascular events and diabetic foot

Screening people with type 2 diabetes using the ankle-brachial index (ABI) could help to detect those who are most at risk of developing cardiovascular events and diabetic foot ulcer, new research sug...