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Robert Frykberg
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Human cryopreserved viable amniotic membrane inhibits the growth of bacteria associated with chronic wounds
Human cryopreserved viable amniotic membrane inhibits the growth of bacteria associated with chronic wounds

Chronic wounds are challenging to treat and are often associated with an increased risk of soft tissue and bone infection leading to amputation. Therefore, modalities that accelerate wound closure should reduce morbidity and prevent infection. In a recent, large, multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial, the safety and efficacy of a commercially available human cryopreserved viable amniotic membrane (hCVAM) was evaluated for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).

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Prevalence and correlates of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in a newly developing country: a cross-sectional study
Prevalence and correlates of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in a newly developing country: a cross-sectional study

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to assess the prevalence and correlates of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in a Qatari population. The study population was comprised of 549 diabetic participants with an average age of 55.2 years; 55.9% were male, and 62.2% were Qatari nationals.

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The role of fluorescein angiography in the management of orphan heel syndrome
The role of fluorescein angiography in the management of orphan heel syndrome

Heel ulcers are common, and regardless of the etiology they may become ischemic because of the unique blood supply to the heel (Orphan Heel Syndrome). Measurement of tissue perfusion in the assessment of heel ulcers is critical, and common non-invasive vascular testing can often be misleading.

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