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The Diabetic Foot

Elroy Patrick Weledji* and Pius Fokam
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon
Corresponding Author : E.P. Weledji
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Buea, Cameroon
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Received August 25, 2014; Accepted March 05, 2015; Published March 12, 2015
Citation: Weledji EP, Fokam P (2015) The Diabetic Foot. J Nurs Care 4:234. doi:
Copyright: © 2015 E.P. Weledji. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Diabetic foot infections are a frequent clinical problem. About 50% of diabetic foot infections who have foot amputations die within five years. Properly managed most can be cured, but many patients needlessly undergo amputations because of improper diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. This approach along with vascular assessment help clinical decisions about which patients to hospitalize, which to send for imaging procedures or for whom to recommend surgical interventions. This paper reviewed the natural history of the diabetic foot and assessed the surgical impact of the Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guideline- based care of diabetic foot infections.

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