Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Journal Review Club

Article Title: Ultrasound-Assisted Debridement of Neuroischaemic Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Clinical and Microbiological Effects: A Case Series
Authors: Lazaro-Martinez JL, Alvaro-Afonso FJ, Garcia-Alverez Y, Molines-Barroso RJ, Garcia-Morales E, Sevillano-Fernandez D
Journal: J Wound Care. 2018;27(5):278-286
Reviewed by: Timothy Vo, class of 2020, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Management Strategies for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

By Hy-Tape International

According to a published study, the global prevalence of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is 6.3%, with male patients and older adults being the most likely to be affected.1 This prevalence, coupled with the potential for complications and the severe effect on quality of life the condition can have, makes DFUs one of today's most serious health care issues. To reduce the effects of DFUs and improve outcomes for patients, it is critical that health care professionals rapidly identify DFUs and implement best practice dressing and management strategies.