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Diabetic Foot Infection

By Kenneth R. King, DPM, and David C. Hatch, Jr., DPM, AACFAS

As the incidence of diabetes climbs to over 9 percent among the United States population, the occurrence of diabetic foot infection (DFI) has also reached historic proportions.1,2While physicians are making substantial efforts to prevent…

David Swain, DPM, Jessica Taub, DPM, and Noreen Anwar, DPM

Contrary to popular belief, there are many new antibiotics that are currently under development and testing.

Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS, Brittany Ciaramello, DPM, Michelle Kaufman, DPM, and Shane Reynolds, DPM

Given the potential risk of diabetic foot ulcers becoming infected, it is imperative to have a strong understanding of the current antibiotic options. These authors review 10 common antibiotics, discussing their efficacy, range of coverage and…

Perry Mayer, MB, BCh, CCFP

Treating the diabetic foot is relatively straightforward. We need to ensure that blood flow is adequate, eradicate infection, eliminate pressure from the wound site and regularly remove the dead and devitalized tissue from the affected area. If…

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