Outpatient Diabetic Foot Ulcer Diagnosis With Positive Wound Culture Linked to Subsequent Hospital Admission

Outpatient diagnosis of a diabetic foot ulcer with a positive wound culture is associated with subsequent hospital admission for systemic infection, according to research results published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases … Researchers conducted an exploratory, retrospective study in order to evaluate the relationship between outpatient diagnosis of an index diabetic foot ulcer and any subsequent admissions for invasive bacterial infection including osteomyelitis, bacteremia, or endocarditis … read more