Tag: Diabetic Foot Infections

A Comprehensive Review of the Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management of Diabetic Foot Infections

GENERAL PURPOSE: To review an approach to diabetic foot infections (DFIs), including acute osteomyelitis, while also discussing current practices and the challenges in diagnosis and management.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant will1. Identify the risk factors for developing DFIs.2. Outline diagnostic techniques for assessing DFIs.3. Select the assessment techniques that support a diagnosis of osteomyelitis.4. Choose the appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options for patients who have DFIs … read more

AiCuris Announces Expansion of its Collaboration with Lysando with a Focus on Diabetic Foot Infections

AiCuris Anti-infective Cures AG, a leading company in the discovery and development of drugs against infectious diseases, and the biotechnology company Lysando AG with its Regensburg-based subsidiary Lysando GmbH, today announced the expansion of their existing long-term collaboration for the development and optimization of Artilysin(R)-based drug candidates for the topical treatment of infected, chronic wounds such as diabetic foot infections.

AiCuris and Lysando joined forces in 2019 to drive the fight against antimicrobial resistance, with innovative approaches based on Lysando’s Artilysin(R) technology platform, a new class of phage-lysine derived artificial designer molecules with a novel mode of action and the potential to replace conventional antibiotics. Under the terms of the agreement … read more

Risks and Diagnosis of Diabetic Foot Infections

Wound care clinicians deal with foot infections all the time, but when the patient is also diabetic, an infection can progress rapidly to a critical state. In fact, it is estimated that around 56% of diabetic foot ulcers become infected, and an infected foot wound precedes about two-thirds of amputations.  Being able to treat diabetic foot infections promptly – before they progress too far – helps prevent amputations, which is why your role is so crucial to a patient’s well-being.

What are the risk factors?

If you are treating a diabetic patient with a foot infection, there are a number of risk factors to consider. These include:

  • 30-day-old wounds
  • Wounds that go down to the bone
  • Recurrent foot infections
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • An etiology from trauma

In particular, be on high alert with your diabetic patients for what they call an occult (hidden) infection … read more

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