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The Diabetic Foot journal: five years and counting

The Diabetic Foot journal: five years and counting – Editorial Matthew Young This issue marks the end of the first five years of The Diabetic Foot journal. What have we accomplished and what directions have we taken? We have grown from a quarterly circulation of 3000 to around 15000 and have spread out into conferences […]

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Low-level laser therapy for diabetic foot wound healing

Low-level laser therapy for diabetic foot wound healing Nicolette Houreld Introduction An alternative to traditional treatment modalities for diabetic ulcers is low-level laser therapy (LLLT). A number of published studies demonstrate the beneficial effects of LLLT (Ribeiro et al, 2002), although several other studies also exist which indicate results to the contrary (Malm and Lundeberg, […]

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Diagnosing and managing chronic painful diabetic neuropathy

Diagnosing and managing chronic painful diabetic neuropathy – Review Susan J. Benbow Introduction A global epidemic of diabetes has emerged, largely as a result of increasingly sedentary lifestyles and a rising prevalence of obesity. Neuropathy is one of the most common and troublesome complications of diabetes, and the number of people afflicted is likely to […]

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Use of Promogran on a necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum lesion

Use of Promogran on a necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum lesion – Case Report A. Kingsley Introduction Necrobiosis lipoidica is a rare ulcerative condition commonly associated with diabetes, though it can occur in its absence. Ulcers recur and their progress when active is unpredictable despite seemingly appropriate wound management. These chronic wounds can affect quality of life […]

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Antibiotic treatment choices for diabetic foot infection

Antibiotic treatment choices for diabetic foot infection – Antimicrobials In Diabetic Foot Infection What appears to be the earliest publication on lower extremity ulcers was published in the UK in 1803. We have come a long way in the last 200 years, but things are not going as well as one might expect after two […]

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The longevity of a bilayed skin substitute after application to venous ulcers

The longevity of a bilayed skin substitute after application to venous ulcers – Diabetic Foot Update Phillips TJ Manzoor J Rojas A Isaacs C Carson P Sabolinski M Young J Falanga V (2002) Archives of Dermatology 138: 1079-81 A bilayed skin substitute composed of allogeneic keratinocytes and fibroblasts in a collagen gel has been approved […]

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The microbiology of diabetic foot infection

The microbiology of diabetic foot infection INTRODUCTION A satellite symposium held at The Diabetic Foot journal conference, on 22 September 2003, in London, discussed the management and treatment of diabetic foot infection. The symposium was chaired by Professor Gary French (Consultant Microbiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College, London) and Ali Foster (Lead […]

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Footwear practices of people with and without diabetic foot ulcers

Footwear practices of people with and without diabetic foot ulcers – Footwear Janice A. Neil Introduction Amputation of the foot or leg is one of the biggest threats to adults with diabetes. When an insensate foot is subjected to even minor trauma or increased pressure (e.g. from ill-fitting shoes) an ulcer can develop. This study […]

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The North-West Diabetes Foot Care Study: incidence of, and risk factors for, new diabetic foot ulceration in a community-based patient cohort

The North-West Diabetes Foot Care Study: incidence of, and risk factors for, new diabetic foot ulceration in a community-based patient cohort – Diabetic Foot Update Abbott CA, Carrington AL, Ashe H, Bath S, Every LC, Griffiths J, Hann AW, Hussein A, Jackson N, KE Johnson, Ryder CH, Torkington R, Van Ross ERE, Whalley AM, Widdows […]

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the pre-ulcerated foot. A report from a roundtable discussion held on Sunday 8 October 2006 in London. The meeting was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from KCI Medical

Best practice pathway of care for people with diabetic foot problems. Part 2: the pre-ulcerated foot. A report from a roundtable discussion held on Sunday 8 October 2006 in London. The meeting was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from KCI Medical Introduction In the first of the roundtable discussions published in the last issue […]