Diabetic foot ulcer: new evidence on management
Creator:   woo
Created:   12/9/2012
Contains:  3 items
Diabetic foot ulcers are common. This collection highlights new evidence on the management of diabetic foot ulcers

Shear-Reducing Insoles to Prevent Foot Ulceration in High-Risk Diabetic Patients

Lavery, Lawrence A.; LaFontaine, Javier; Higgins, Kevin R.; More

Advances in Skin & Wound Care . 25(11):519-524, November 2012.

Pressure redistribution is of utmost importance in the management of people with diabetes and neuropathy. This study evaluates the use of shear reducing insole to prevent foot ulceration. This is a simple and cost effective strategy to be implemented in practice.

More Frequent Visits to Wound Care Clinics Result in Faster Times to Close Diabetic Foot and Venous Leg Ulcers

Warriner, Robert A. III; Wilcox, James R.; Carter, Marissa J.; More

Advances in Skin & Wound Care . 25(11):494-501, November 2012.

Close monitoring of diabetic foot ulcers is a crucial component to improve patient outcomes. Patients will benefit from prompt evaluation of infection, debridement of biofilm, callus care, nail care, and education during each visit.

Human Fibroblast-Derived Dermal Substitute: Results from a Treatment Investigational Device Exemption (TIDE) Study in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Warriner, Robert A. III; Cardinal, Matthew; on behalf of the TIDE Investigators

Advances in Skin & Wound Care . 24(7):306-311, July 2011.

Despite optimal wound care, some wounds are difficult to heal. This randomized controlled study provides evidence for the use of dermal substitute for the management of diabetic foot ulcers. The differences in outcomes were clinically significant.