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Moist wound healing: a review of evidence, application and outcome

Moist wound healing: a review of evidence, application and outcome – Review Debbie Sharman Introduction Over the last 40 years, the moist wound therapy concept has been a major advance in wound treatment. Chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers pose particular treatment challenges, and a moist wound healing environment can contribute significantly to meeting […]

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Making diabetic foot care evidence-based: what is missing? Part I: screening and prevention

Making diabetic foot care evidence-based: what is missing? Part I: screening and prevention Peter R. Cavanagh Some thought leaders believe that we are about to leave the era of evidence-based medicine and enter the uncharted waters of genome-based medicine (Guttmacher and Collins, 2003). Although the first paper that I am aware of that discusses the […]

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Ulcer research classification consensus meeting – Ulcer Classification

Ulcer research classification consensus meeting – Ulcer Classification – Brief Article Mike Edmonds Introduction After launching the International Consensus on the Diabetic Foot, it was felt that there was a need for a worldwide uniform ulcer classification system for research purposes. Since more than a dozen local classification systems are in use, the present (scientific) […]

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Diabetic foot infections: learnings and ambitions

Diabetic foot infections: learnings and ambitions Benjamin A. Lipsky Twenty years ago I presented the results of my first investigation into diabetic foot infections, which was published 3 years later (Lipsky et al, 1990). The study was stimulated by seeing many people with diabetes with a foot infection and discovering that there was almost no […]

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Talar Made Custom Orthotics—the UK class-leading foot Orthotics manufacturer

Talar Made Custom Orthotics—the UK class-leading foot Orthotics manufacturer Talar Made Custom Orthotics is the class-leading foot Orthotics manufacturer in the UK. By using the latest CAD/CAM technology we produce foot orthoses aimed at all foot types. We specialise in producing orthoses aimed at the ‘at risk’ foot, manufactured to the patients’ individual needs and […]

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Algeos continues to support diabetic foot care

Algeos continues to support diabetic foot care With diabetes on the increase in the UK, Algeos have compiled the definitive diabetic foot care range. Using up-to-the-minute research; advice from leading diabetes foot care experts, and in-house knowledge of materials technology, we feel the range will successfully cater for clinicians dealing with the diabetic foot. The […]

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The role of microvascular disease in diabetic foot ulceration

The role of microvascular disease in diabetic foot ulceration – Clinical Elizabeth Mudge Introduction Diabetic foot ulcers are a major cause of morbidity in diabetes. This article reviews the literature assessing the role of microvascular disease in the development of diabetic foot wounds. Several elements are considered, among them, basement membrane thickening, reduction in maximal […]

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Participatory action research improves podiatry care in diabetes

Participatory action research improves podiatry care in diabetes Susan Nancarrow Introduction This study identified current levels of adherence by podiatrists to the Australian Podiatric Guidelines for Diabetes and used participatory action research to improve adherence to these guidelines. A retrospective audit of 30 files of people with diabetes showed low rates of reporting on vascular, […]

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CCS Foot Care Cream range from Pure Swedish

CCS Foot Care Cream range from Pure Swedish Highly effective and highly affordable, our urea-based CCS Foot Care Cream range offers the foot care professional something unique: an affordable way to increase your bottom line. With a low initial investment and the possibility of 38% to 40% margin on sales, the CCS range really does […]

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Improving peripheral arterial assessment of people with diabetes

Improving peripheral arterial assessment of people with diabetes Louise Stuart Introduction Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, amputation and death, hence early identification and treatment are crucial. In many diabetic foot clinics, people with suspected PAD are referred for initial Doppler assessment, with a four to five month delay. Health […]