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Analyzing and comparing diabetic foot between 1991, 2001, and 2011 in a surgical unit of a tertiary centre in India
Analyzing and comparing diabetic foot between 1991, 2001, and 2011 in a surgical unit of a tertiary centre in India

Diabetes mellitus and its devastating complication, the diabetic foot, are among the major public health problems of today. The prevalence of both diabetes and diabetic foot has been steadily increasing world-wide. India, which was once regarded as the diabetic capital of the world, is one of the top three countries with a very high prevalence of diabetics.

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Burden of foot problems in diabetic subjects – a community-based study among urban poor in Bangalore, India
Burden of foot problems in diabetic subjects – a community-based study among urban poor in Bangalore, India

In India and world-wide, non-communicable diseases, like diabetes mellitus, are rising at a very rapid rate. Diabetes
related foot complications affect the quality of life and increase health care costs significantly, especially in the presence
of ulcers and amputations.

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Dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane for the treatment of full-thickness plantar burn in a diabetic patient: a case report
Dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane for the treatment of full-thickness plantar burn in a diabetic patient: a case report

Diabetes is associated with both wound healing complications and an increased incidence of infection. Burns carry the additional risks of infection in diabetics, as well as a higher failure rate of skin grafting.

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Transmetatarsal amputation in an at-risk diabetic population: a retrospective study
Transmetatarsal amputation in an at-risk diabetic population: a retrospective study

This study evaluated the success rate of Transmetatarsal Amputations (TMAs) performed on patients with diabetes in a safety-net hospital system. We conducted a retrospective study of diabetic patients who underwent TMAs between 2004 and 2012. All patients were diagnosed with either osteomyelitis or peripheral vascular disease.

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