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Diabetes Watch

By Priyanka Singh, MD and Anuj Shah, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Best medical treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) includes managing hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and associated risk factors like smoking.

By Rachel H. Albright, DPM, MPH

Over the past year, physicians of all specialties gained a greater understanding and appreciation for public health and its strong influence over health-care delivery, outcomes and health equity. As we yearn to leave the pandemic in our rearview…

By Christine Miller, DPM, PhD, FACCWS

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition affecting approximately 8.5 million Americans over the age of 40 and more than 20 million people worldwide.1 Thiruvoipati has defined PAD as atherosclerotic disease of the lower extremity with…

By Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh, AACFAS

Patients who have diabetes complicated by any degree of peripheral neuropathy are inherently at an increased risk for developing ulcers and infections. When patients with diabetes present with an ulceration, the degree of severity plays an…

By Haywan Chiu, DPM, AACFAS

Diabetic foot infections that require surgery can leave large defects where primary wound closure becomes difficult. Secondary wound closure can take months and place the patient at risk for recurrent infection. There is limited data on the…

By Valerie L. Marmolejo, DPM, MS

Rates of diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) recurrence reported at one, three and five years range from 25 to 40 percent, 50 to 60 percent and 65 to 80 percent respectively.1–6 Almost all patients with a history of a DFU will experience a recurrent…

By Matthew Dougherty, DPM, Kwasi Y. Kwaadu, DPM, FACFAS and Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, FACFAS

Charcot neuroarthropathy is an important diagnosis in contemporary medical practice with respect to early recognition, health-care resource utilization and patient function, morbidity and mortality. Although there is a clear interest in and…

By Christopher Kennedy, DPM, AACFAS

Rearfoot ulceration is a pinnacle of complexity in diabetic limb salvage. It is a perverse pathology reserved for those with the most severe systemic illnesses. An unfortunate outcome of a merciless disease, heel ulceration afflicts our most…

By Joseph Candela, DPM, PhD, Michael Baker DPM and Tiffany Koch, DPM

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 422 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, which was responsible for 1.5 million patient deaths in 2015 alone.1 Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a common and often debilitating…

By Viktoriya Krepkiy, DPM, Monara Dini, DPM and Alexander M. Reyzelman, DPM

The majority of limb loss in the United States is due to a combination of neuropathy, ischemia and infection.1 Populations affected by diabetes mellitus and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are at particularly high risk for amputation.1 One can…

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