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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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…

The always active, always clever lab team of Sawaya, Tomic-Canic and coworkers have yet another strong addition to the literature in press with the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI Insight). These authors investigated topical statins with…

Important work from multiple friends and colleagues show that patients were more likely than physicians to identify potentially limb-threatening wounds when presenting for primary care visits. 

For more than two generations, our team and others have explored the use of temperature monitoring to predict and prevent diabetic foot ulcers. Typically, one does this by comparing one foot to its corresponding…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Recurrent DFUs are a prominent and challenging issue that podiatrists encounter often. Accordingly, these panelists address patient adherence, risk factors and treatment approaches as well as emerging technology that may help prevent these…

By David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

Diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs) are one of the most common complications associated with diabetes with an annual incidence of 6.3 percent worldwide. Diabetic patients have a 19 to 34 percent likelihood of having lower extremity ulcers in their…

An increasing body of research is finding that raised temperatures can be predictive of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) or recurrent ulcers.

By Alexander Reyzelman, DPM, and Shontal Behan Dionisopoulos, DPM

Diabetes prevalence has become pronounced in the United States, and treating the complications that arise from this disease has proven to be a relentless and demanding battle.

Harry Schneider, DPM, FACFAS, and David Liou, DPM; Thanh Dinh, DPM, FACFAS
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These authors note that advances with biologic dressings in recent years have led to quicker healing and long-term cost savings without the challenges and risks inherent to split-thickness skin grafts.

By Harry Schneider, DPM,…

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