Expert opinion on the management of infections in the diabetic foot
Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 03/26/2012
Lipsky BA et al. – In addition to culture–directed antibiotic therapy, most infections require some surgical intervention, ranging from minor debridement to major resection, amputation or revascularization. Clinicians must also provide proper wound care to ensure healing of the wound. Various adjunctive therapies may benefit some patients, but the data supporting them are weak. If properly treated, most diabetic foot infections can be cured. Providers practising in developing countries, and their patients, face especially challenging situations.