Diabetic Foot Infections: A Team-oriented Review of Medical and Surgical Management.
As the domestic and international incidence of diabetes and metabolic syndrome continues to rise, health care providers need to continue improving management of the long-term complications of the disease. Emergency department visits and hospital admissions for diabetic foot infections are increasingly commonplace, and a like-minded multidisciplinary team approach is needed to optimize patient care. Early recognition of severe infections, medical stabilization, appropriate antibiotic selection, early surgical intervention, and strategic plans for delayed reconstruction are crucial components of managing diabetic foot infections. The authors review initial medical and surgical management and staged surgical reconstruction of diabetic foot infections in the inpatient setting.
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Capobianco, C. M., & Stapleton, J. J. (2010). Diabetic foot infections: a team-oriented review of medical and surgical management. Diabetic Foot & Ankle, 1doi:10.3402/dfa.v1i0.5438
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Other Medical Specialties | Podiatry | Surgery
Department of Surgery