Diabetic foot infections: a team-oriented review of medical and surgical management

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Capobianco, Claire M ; Stapleton, John J (2010)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Diabetic Foot & Ankle, volume 1 (issn: 2000-625X, eissn: 2000-625X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/dfa.v1i0.5438, pmc: PMC3284273
  • Subject: Review Article | infection | diabetic foot | debridement | antibiotics | surgery

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. Keywords: diabetic foot; infection; antibiotics; debridement; surgery(Published: 13 September 2010)Citation: Diabetic Foot & Ankle 2010, 1: 5438 - DOI: 10.3402/dfa.v1i0.5438
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