Latest Research

New research on diabetic foot disease is published on an almost daily basis. Keeping track of what is out there and finding the time to read seems a near impossible job at times. DFA aims to provide diabetic foot researchers with the infrastructure to accelerate high quality research, and to support health professionals to improve clinical outcomes. DFA will therefore provide you here with updates on the latest research on a regular basis.

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An important new study has been published, an extensive health technology assessment of lightweight fibreglass heel casts in the management of heel ulcers. Jeffcoate and colleagues from the UK investigated whether a simple, removable and lightweight fibreglass cast would speed…

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A key objective of DFA is supporting health professionals to improve clinical and quality of life outcomes for people with diabetic foot disease, and providing diabetic foot researchers with the infrastructure to accelerate high quality research. One method to achieve…

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Increasing evidence within the literature has identified the presence of biofilms in chronic wounds and proposed that they contribute to delayed wound healing. Malone and colleagues aimed to investigate the presence of biofilm in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) using microscopy…

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While the role of microorganisms as pathogens of infection in wounds has centred in the majority around bacteria, fungi may also play a role. Kalan and colleagues report an approach using molecular techniques to amplify the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS1),…

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In the latest guidelines from the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot, it is strongly recommended to implement plantar pressure measurements in daily clinical practice. Patients with a previous foot ulcer should receive footwear with a demonstrated plantar pressure…

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A new position paper has been published for clinicians dealing with wounds in general. This position paper on antimicrobial stewardship in wound care is a must read for any clinician who deals with wounds on a weekly basis. Aside from…

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A new, and instant classic, review article was published this week in one of the most important medical journals of all, the New England Journal of Medicine. In seven pages filled with their enormous experience and knowledge, David Armstrong, Andrew…

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New unique research from Queensland has been published in the journal PLoS One, showing that four out of ten uninfected diabetic foot ulcers develop infection during the first twelve months of treatment. The researchers analyzed long-term data from >850 patients…

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