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Collagen subtype mRNA over-expression in diabetic charcot neuroarthropathy: potential as pathogenic contributors and molecular signature
Collagen subtype mRNA over-expression in diabetic charcot neuroarthropathy: potential as pathogenic contributors and molecular signature

Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) remains a diagnostic and therapeutic enigma. Our hypothesis was that analysis of collagen gene expression would serve to further define, stage, and characterize this disease process.

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Non-surgical treatment for foot deformities and lesions in patients with diabetes mellitus
Non-surgical treatment for foot deformities and lesions in patients with diabetes mellitus

Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are likely to also have a variety of deformities and lesions in the feet such as ingrown toenails, hallux valgus, hammertoes, flat feet, and cracked feet. Left untreated these mild deformities and lesions frequently and gradually increase in severity, causing paronychia, callus, and corns.

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Management outcome of diabetic foot ulcers in a teaching hospital in Abuja, Nigeria
Management outcome of diabetic foot ulcers in a teaching hospital in Abuja, Nigeria

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a silent disease until the onset of complications, making it a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in sub Saharan Africa. The objective of this study was to describe the pattern of presentation and the outcome of management of patients with DM foot (DMF).

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Prospective study in the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in diabetic foot wound healing-an experience in an Indian public hospital
Prospective study in the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in diabetic foot wound healing-an experience in an Indian public hospital

The study aims to assess the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for treating chronic non-healing diabetic ulcers. This prospective randomized controlled study included 50 patients in the study group who received HBOT and standard treatment and 50 patients in the control group who received only standard treatment.

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