Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Prior therapy with atorvastatin considerably reduces the onset of diabetic foot infections and may be useful in preventing them, according to Iranian researchers.
Those who are treating diabetic foot ulcers should evaluate modern total contact casting techniques, according to a new analysis.
Eliminating foot ulcers would cut costs for diabetes care in half, according to researchers with consulting firm The Analysis Group.
Foot ulcer healing rate jumps 50% in first-ever trial to show successful drug treatment of diabetic woundsMarch 06, 2014
A new drug nearly doubled the diabetic foot-ulcer healing rate in a recent clinical trial, which researchers are touting as a potential breakthrough in wound care.
Nursing home residents with diabetic foot ulcers face a heightened risk for additional problems, including foot amputations. Researchers at the University of Arizona Medical Center are recruiting patients for two studies that could reduce such risks.
Does increased skin temperature indicate a foot ulcer may occur? The answer appears to be yes, a new study has found.
New Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement practices within the next year will significantly change preferred treatment methods for wounds that are common in long-term care settings, according to a new market analysis.
Hyperbaric oxygen chambers can be used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, and the government is fine with that. But regulators are becoming increasingly concerned about other benefits that are being ascribed to these devices.
It may be a stretch to say that a clean wound is a happy wound. But a new study finds that debridement appears to at least speed up the healing process.
Advances in diabetic foot ulcer treatments are helping reduce lower-extremity amputations, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation studied a decade's worth of Medicare claims to gain insights on amputation rates and diabetic foot ulcer treatments.
Debridement appears to dramatically speed up the wound healing process, according to recently published research. On average, wounds were cleaned twice through debridement, which is the removal of necrotic tissue and other foreign substances. Wounds that were debrided more frequently generally healed faster, and much faster in the cases of certain types of wounds, the researchers discovered.
Better ulcer care contributed to a nearly 50% decrease in diabetes-related leg amputations between 2000-2010, according to a study in the current issue of Foot & Ankle International.
Chronic diabetic wounds can completely heal if they are injected with a plasma protein called plasminogen, according to new research from Umea University in Sweden.
Long-term care providers might want to think twice about including oxygen exposure in the treatment regimen for residents with diabetic foot ulcers. Oxygen treatment does not improve wound healing and may actually be harmful, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
A recent breakthrough could lead to more effective treatments for tenacious wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, according to a report in the journal Nature Chemistry. Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles have discovered a way to stabilize one of the body's naturally occurring wound-healing agents, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF).
A recent breakthrough could lead to more effective treatments for tenacious wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, according to a report in the journal Nature Chemistry.
Researchers found oxygen treatment for diabetic patients may actually hurt the wound healing process, a finding at odds with long-standing beliefs about the benefits of the treatment.
The rate of foot and leg amputations in diabetics over the age of 40 fell 65% between 1996 and 2008, according to a recent report.