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Managing complications of the diabetic foot

Managing complications of the diabetic foot
Managing complications of the diabetic foot
Foot problems occur in around 5% of patients with diabetes each year and cause considerable morbidity and mortality

Problems are caused by peripheral neuropathy or peripheral arterial disease (or both)

Patients with diabetes should be assessed at least once a year for foot pulses, foot sensation, and risk of ulceration

Up to a third of patients with foot ulcers have osteomyelitis, which can be difficult to diagnose

Charcot’s neuroarthropathy must be considered in patients presenting with a unilateral hot or swollen foot

Advice and education on foot care are essential for patients with diabetes

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1304-1307
Cheer, Kelly
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Shearman, Cliff P.
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Jude, Edward B.
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Cheer, Kelly
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Shearman, Cliff P.
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Jude, Edward B.
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Cheer, Kelly, Shearman, Cliff P. and Jude, Edward B. (2009) Managing complications of the diabetic foot. British Medical Journal, 339 (7733), 1304-1307. (doi:10.1136/bmj.b4905). (PMID:19955124)

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Abstract

Foot problems occur in around 5% of patients with diabetes each year and cause considerable morbidity and mortality

Problems are caused by peripheral neuropathy or peripheral arterial disease (or both)

Patients with diabetes should be assessed at least once a year for foot pulses, foot sensation, and risk of ulceration

Up to a third of patients with foot ulcers have osteomyelitis, which can be difficult to diagnose

Charcot’s neuroarthropathy must be considered in patients presenting with a unilateral hot or swollen foot

Advice and education on foot care are essential for patients with diabetes

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Published date: 5 December 2009

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Local EPrints ID: 182387
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/182387
ISSN: 0959-8138
PURE UUID: cf94796a-654c-4deb-b83b-d03aa688499c

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Date deposited: 19 Apr 2011 15:34
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 23:41

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