Published in Medicine and Law Weekly, August 25th, 2006
Study 1: Foot infections in individuals with diabetes increases following trauma.
Researchers in the United States conducted a study "to prospectively determine risk factors for foot infection in a cohort of people with diabetes. We evaluated then followed 1,666 consecutive diabetic patients enrolled in a managed care-based outpatient clinic in a 2-year longitudinal outcomes study. At enrollment, patients underwent a standardized general medical examination and detailed foot assessment and were educated about proper foot care. They were then rescreened at scheduled...
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