Diabetic foot ulcer, the effect of resource-poor environments on healing time and direct cost: A cohort study during Syrian crisis

This study was intended to assess the healing time of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) during what is considered one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st century. Researchers examined 1,747 DFUs from the main diabetic foot clinic in Damascus (2014-2019). They conducted SINBAD Classification to grade the severity of ulcers. This study’s findings demonstrate that the environment with resource-poor settings should be added to the traditional risk factors that delay the healing of DFUs for months or even years. There is a need for more studies to analyze low-cost materials that could be cost-effective in applying standard care to the diabetic foot … read more