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Diabetic, Neuropathic, Arteriopathic Foot and Dressing Choice.
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PMID:  23147605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The definition for the diabetic foot is infection, ulceration or destruction of deep tissues of the foot associated with neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease in the lower extremity of people with diabetes. Non-diabetic patients may suffer the same risks when neuropathy and arteriopathy are present. Knowing that 85% of amputations are preceded by foot ulcers, prevention is primordial. At the onset of an ulcer, immediate treatment must be undertaken and preferably by an interdisciplinary team. Delayed healing and increased risk of infection are often due to an associated vascular disease. While the array of dressings is expansive there is no «gold standard» treatment or «miracle dressing» described for foot ulcers. The management consists of wound analysis, debridement, woundcare and especially offloading.
Authors:
S Lowe; M Kayoumi
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Praxis     Volume:  101     ISSN:  1661-8157     ISO Abbreviation:  Praxis (Bern 1994)     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101468093     Medline TA:  Praxis (Bern 1994)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  1489-1495     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Consultation de chirurgie septique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne.
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