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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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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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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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Interobserver Reliability of Three Validated Scoring Systems in the Assessment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

“These classification systems may be reliably used by multiple observers, for example, when conducting research and audit. However, they demonstrate only slight to moderate reliability when used by a single observer on an individual subject and may therefore be less helpful in the clinical setting, when documenting ulcer characteristics or

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Comparison of Removable and Irremovable Walking Boot to Total Contact Casting in Offloading the Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulceration

“According to many large surveys, the plantar side of the foot represents one of the most prevalent location for ulceration in diabetic patients. Peripheral sensory-motor neuropathy causes hypoesthesia, gait modifications, and deformities, which lead to the development of localized hyper-pressure points, which in time can evolve into chronic ulceration, eventually

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IWGDF Guidelines

“It is estimated that in 2013 approximately 382 million people have diabetes – 8.3% of the world’s population. Around 80% of these people live in developing countries. By 2030, the global estimate is expected to rise to over 552 million – 9.9 % of the adult population. Every 20 seconds

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