Diabetes related foot complications are a major burden for society and the health systems. Patients suffering from diabetic ulcers are at increased risk of lower limb infection and hospitalization. As a result patients suffer from decreased function, lower quality of life, depression, and staggering health care cost. Worldwide, the majority of diabetic patients are being treated mainly at hospitals, but this option is costly, time consuming and lead to increased cost and over utilization of health care resources. Care of the diabetic foot should be multidisciplinary. Debridement, dressings and offloading are the pillars of local management. Simultaneous glycemic and infection control is also essential. Amputations are usually the treatment of last resort but occasionally can be considered early to allow for faster mobilization and rehabilitation. Causative factors like peripheral vasculopathy and neuropathy must also be appropriately treated.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer â Diagnosis and Management (Simerjit Singh)
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on July, 2014