Category Archive: Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment

Oxygen and DFU’s: Deja Vu all over agin?

July 2, 2018

Late Breaking research from Frykberg, Peters et al,  at the 2018 ADA. Exciting stuff from a group of the best wounds docs in the world. Enjoy. PVM Multinational, Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Cyclical Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy (TWO2) in the Treatment of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers ROBERT FRYKBERG, PETER J. FRANKS, MICHAEL E. EDMONDS, JONATHAN N. BRANTLEY, LUC TÉOT, THOMAS WILD, MATTHEW G. GAROUFALIS, ALIZA M. LEE, JANETTE THOMPSON, GERARD REACH, CYAANDI R. DOVE, KARIM LACHGAR and DIRK…

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The Extreme Cost of Diabetes in Ontario: A diabetic limb amputation every 4 hours

June 1, 2018
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And Now for Something Completely Different: Glycemic control and wound healing not necessarily intimately linked?

April 17, 2018

Association of Hemoglobin A1c and Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Betiel K. Fesseha, Christopher J. Abularrage, Kathryn F. Hines, Ronald Sherman, Priscilla Frost, Susan Langan, Joseph Canner, Kendall C. Likes, Sayed M. Hosseini, Gwendolyne Jack, Caitlin W. Hicks, Swaytha Yalamanchi and Nestoras Mathioudakis Diabetes Care 2018 Apr; dc171683. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc17-1683 Abstract OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the association between hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and wound outcomes in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of an ongoing prospective, clinic-based study of patients with DFUs treated at an academic institution during a 4.7-year period. Data…

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5 Years On: The sad truth about diabetic foot disease

January 13, 2018

It has been 5 years since Travis Hayden-Rowe made this beautiful video celebrating 6 of our courageous patients' struggle with diabetic foot disease. 3 of them have passed away since. The diabetic foot is a marker for death but the wound isn't what leads to their demise. They die of heart attacks and strokes. We need to do more to recognize this fact and treat the factors that lead to this end. The presentation of the diabetic foot should not be just…

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The Pressure is OFF: Ontario Improving Diabetic Wound Care

November 23, 2017

Bulletin Ontario Improving Wound Care for Patients with Diabetes Province Funding Casts to Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers November 22, 2017 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is covering the cost of specialized casts to provide more support for patients with diabetic foot ulcers.   Wound care devices, which include removable, non-removable and total contact foot casts, can significantly improve patients' quality of life by relieving pressure around the heel, ankle and toes so the foot can properly…

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HBOT in DFU Treatment: Pressure still on to find compelling evidence for widespread use

October 20, 2017

Anna Kitabjian, RN, MSN October 16, 2017   Efficacy of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Share this content: facebook twitter linkedin google Email Print Researchers evaluated the efficacy and safety profile of using hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers may not result in a difference in outcomes when compared with standard therapy (ST), according to a study published by Clinical Therapeutics….

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