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The Incidence of Confounding Factors in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus Hospitalized for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Abstract: Introduction. Uncontrolled deformity, deep infection, and/or ischemia-hypoxia are highly associated with healing challenges of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). This paper reports the occurrences of these factors that the authors label the “Troublesome Triad” (TT) in a prospective series of 62 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), who were hospitalized because of their DFUs....

Effect of Asiaticoside, Collagenase, and Alpha-chymotrypsin on Wound Healing in Rabbits

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Abstract: Wound dressing materials such as asiaticoside, collagenase, and alpha-chymotrypsin are often used for effective wound healing activity. Objectives. In this study, the effects of asiaticoside, collagenase, and alpha-chymotrypsin were studied in rabbit models with open wounds with tissue loss and with full-thickness flank excisions for a period of 21 days....

Comparison Between Tc-99m WBC SPECT/CT and MRI for the Diagnosis of Biopsy-proven Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis

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Abstract: Objective. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the recommended diagnostic imaging technique for diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO), with a reported accuracy of 79%. The gold standard to diagnose osteomyelitis is bone biopsy, with a positive culture and/or histopathology findings consistent with osteomyelitis. The purposes of this study are to assess the accuracy of technetium-99m (Tc-99m) labeled white blood cell (WBC) single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) hybrid imaging for diagnosing DFO confirmed by bone biopsy and to compare that to the diagnostic accuracy of an MRI....

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The Reliability of a Novel Mobile 3-dimensional Wound Measurement Device

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Abstract: Background. Objective assessment of wound dimensions is essential for tracking progression and determining treatment effectiveness. A reliability study was designed to establish intrarater and interrater reliability of a novel mobile 3-dimensional wound measurement (3DWM) device....

The Effect of a Bacteria- and Fungi-binding Mesh Dressing on the Bacterial Load of Pressure Ulcers Treated With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: A Pilot Study

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Abstract: Objective. This study was designed to clinically evaluate the efficacy of a bacteria- and-fungi-binding mesh (BFBM) dressing to modify the bacterial load of pressure ulcers (PUs) of categories 3 and 4, when used as a wound contact layer (WCL) during negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)....

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Tuberculosis is a common problem in Turkey, and cutaneous tuberculosis is a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Herein, the authors describe a case of cutaneous tuberculosis (lupus vulgaris) occurring after contact with a sheep.

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