A study of the microbiology of diabetic foot infections
in a teaching hospital in Kuwait.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine and Chairman of the Infectious Disease Society of America Guidelines Committee on Diabetic Foot Infection
, commented, "I think there is a clear need for a topical antimicrobial compound for treatment of mild diabetic foot infections
Bacteriological study of diabetic foot infection
The systematic reviews followed somewhat different methodologies in reaching the same conclusion: The relative efficacy of different antibiotics used in the treatment of diabetic foot infections
is unclear, largely because of low-quality evidence, flawed study designs, and bias.
Diabetic foot infection
is a common and important complication of diabetes mellitus (DM).
Considering the prevalence of diabetic foot infections
and the associated morbidity, the purpose of this case report and discussion is to review pathophysiology and a basic approach to treatment.
Culturing technique is extremely important in cases of diabetic foot infection
2% fungal infections, and included diabetic foot infections
Validation of the Infectious Diseases Society of America's diabetic foot infection
Eleven patients were excluded from the study for following reasons: not completing 12 months follow-up period (n=3); exitus due to a reason other than diabetic foot infection
(n=1) major lower extremity amputation due to rapid disease progression (n=7).
This is the largest and most comprehensive randomized controlled trial of treatment of moderate to severe diabetic foot infection
to date, and the only one with a double-blind design.
Almost 80% of these patients have a diabetic foot infection