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Diabetic foot ulcers: evaluation and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23086099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a common complication of diabetes and present a significant health risk to patients, as well as impose a large economic burden. Evaluation for contributory factors that may impact general health or healing, such as hyperglycemia, peripheral artery disease, neuropathy, and nutritional status, is of the utmost importance. Management of DFUs requires involvement of a multidisciplinary team and a standardized approach to patient care. Standard therapy for DFUs includes offloading and debridement. Assessment and control of infection are critical, including determining the severity of the infection, which may drive therapeutic approaches. For recalcitrant ulcers, adjuvant therapies are used to hasten the healing process, and newer therapies are under investigation.
Authors:
Andrea D Maderal; Alejandra C Vivas; Thomas G Zwick; Robert S Kirsner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital practice (1995)     Volume:  40     ISSN:  2154-8331     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Pract (Minneap)     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101268948     Medline TA:  Hosp Pract (Minneap)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-15     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.
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