DFU

Diabetic Neuropathy: A Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

Diabetic neuropathies are the most prevalent chronic complications of diabetes. This heterogeneous group of conditions affects different parts of the nervous system and presents with diverse clinical manifestations. Source: Diabetic Neuropathy: A Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

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DFU

Intermittent cycles of remote ischemic preconditioning augment diabetic foot ulcer healing.

“The morbidity and mortality caused by diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) are still significant. Conservative treatment of DFU is often ineffective. Treatment modalities using stem cells directly into the DFU or systematically have been introduced recently. Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been proved to be a cheap, simple, and safe method which

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Pressure Ulcers

The use of pressure-relieving devices for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care RCN

“The main objective of the guideline was to establish the most clinically and cost effective beds, mattresses or overlays for preventing pressure ulcers. Source: The use of pressure-relieving devices for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care RCN

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Pressure Ulcers

Topical phenytoin for treating pressure ulcers

“Pressure ulcers are common in clinical practice and pose a significant health problem worldwide. Apart from causing suffering to patients, they also result in longer hospital stays and increase the cost of health care. A variety of methods are used for treating pressure ulcers, including pressure relief, patient repositioning, biophysical

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DFU

Two-thirds of clinicians lack knowledge of diabetes-related foot complication

“Diabetes can have several complications, including one common side effect: foot damage. Although some types are common, others are rarer. Among the lesser-known conditions is Charcot neuroarthropathy.” “It is a rare foot condition that can cause significant deformity, disability and may lead to ulcerations and infections if it is not caught

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EBN

Format and Conduct of Consensus Development Conferences: A Multination Comparison

“The purpose of this paper is to compare the methods used in nine countries to organize and conduct consensus development conferences on scientific issues related to the delivery of medical care. Our comments focus primarily on the format and conduct of these conferences. However, we also briefly discuss the context,

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Heel Pressure Ulcers

Accuracy of the Ankle-brachial Index in the Assessment of Arterial Perfusion of Heel Pressure Injuries

“The evaluation and treatment of heel pressure injuries are a significant and expensive sequela of the aging population. Although the workup of patients with lower extremity tissue loss usually involves an assessment of the arterial blood flow by means of noninvasive vascular testing, the results may be misleading in patients

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Lymphoedema

Queensland Health lymphoedema clinical practice guideline 2014

“Lymphoedema is a chronic, progressive, high-protein form of oedema resulting from an abnormality in the lymphatic system.1 Lymphoedema is commonly defined as swelling or accumulation of fluid (lymph) containing protein, water and cell debris in the tissue space due to an imbalance between interstitial fluid production and transport capacity.2,3 Földi

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Pressure Ulcers

Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries RNAO Guidelines

“Pressure injuries serve as a key indicator of the overall quality and safety of health-care organizations and facilities (Harrison, Logan, Joseph, & Graham, 1998). For example, in 2013, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI, 2013) published a two-year study on the prevalenceG of wounds using administrative data gathered from

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NPWT

Negative pressure wound therapy for treating pressure ulcers

“Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, decubitus ulcers and pressure injuries, are localised areas of injury to the skin or the underlying tissue, or both. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a treatment option for pressure ulcers; a clear, current overview of the evidence is required to facilitate decision-making regarding

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