1,000-year-old medieval remedy 'could treat diabetic foot ulcers'

UK scientists have turned to the natural historic remedies for the gap in the antibiotic market to Bald's eyesalve - an Anglo-Saxon mixture made from everyday ingredients.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Although self-reported diabetes-related foot complications were common in this population, foot self-care practices were inadequate. These findings suggest a need for the provision of regular foot care education to patients with diabetes. Future research should explore barriers to recommended foot self-care practices. PMID: 32733697 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Strayer ST, Moghaddam SRM, Gusenoff B, Gusenoff J, Beschorner KE Abstract Pressure offloading is critical to diabetic foot ulcer healing and prevention. A novel product has been proposed to achieve this offloading with an insole that can be easily modified for each user. This insole consists of pressurized bubbles that can be selectively perforated and depressurized to redistribute weight to the nonulcer region of the foot. However, the effect of the insole design parameters, for example, bubble height and stiffness, on offloading effectiveness is unknown. To this end, a 3-dimensional finite element model ...
Source: Journal of Applied Biomechanics - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Appl Biomech Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeAnalyze the impact of endovascular revascularization on major amputation rates and wound healing for patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).Materials and MethodsSingle-center retrospective study from 2014 –2018 including 314 patients with DFUs submitted to endovascular revascularizations. Group A—patients with a successful endovascular revascularization (n = 285; 90.8%); Group B—patients submitted to a failed attempt of endovascular revascularization (n = 29; 9.2%). Baseline data were not significantly different between the 2 groups (p >  0.05...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Contributors : Georgios Theocharidis ; Nikolaos PatsopoulosSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Homo sapiensDiabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and associated impaired healing, represent a major problem, that significantly impairs the quality of life of diabetic patients, leading to prolonged hospitalization and resulting in more than 70,000 lower extremity amputations per year in the USA alone. In the present study, we prospectively followed a large group of DFU patients for 12 weeks and aimed to identify systemic and local factors that are associated with DFU healing. We also studied healthy...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study demonstrated that dHACA added to SOC compared to SOC alone was extremely cost-effective in the defined trial population. PMID: 32729342 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our study will eventually provide a proof of the efficacy and safety of vitamin D supplementation in patients with PDN, and to add a new option for the prevention and treatment of PDN patients. INPLASY registration number: INPLASY202050065
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the effects of cilostazol and aspirin on wound healing in patients with DFU and PAD. In the study, DFU patients with PAD were retrospectively reviewed. They were divided into two groups. One group was administeredcilostazoland the other was administeredaspirin. Patients were evaluated according to their demographic characteristics, wound characteristics, PAD symptoms, duration of treatment, and treatment grades. There were 30 patients in the cilostazol group and 20 patients in the aspirin group. Of the patients in the cilostazol group, seven(23.3%) had Wagner's grade 2, 16 (53.3%) had grade 3, a...
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Clinica Belgica - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 -- Patients with diabetes admitted to a tertiary care center for diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) during the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy had a more than threefold risk for amputation versus patients seen in 2019, according to a...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Conclusions: Taking into account all factors involved, including the aetiology and the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of these isolates, planning the suitable treatment options of patients is possible. PMID: 32731610 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
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