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Diabetic Foot Summary

Description: Common foot problems in persons with DIABETES MELLITUS, caused by any combination of factors such as DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES; PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASES; and INFECTION. With the loss of sensation and poor circulation, injuries and infections often lead to severe foot ulceration, GANGRENE and AMPUTATION.

Also Known As: Diabetic Feet; Feet, Diabetic; Foot, Diabetic; Foot Ulcer, Diabetic

Networked: 1851 relevant articles (164 outcomes, 336 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Diabetic Foot

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. platelet-derived growth factor BB (becaplermin) : 5 outcomes 8 studies in 22 results : FDA 2
  2. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 4 outcomes 16 studies in 77 results : IBA
  3. Oxygen : 4 outcomes 14 studies in 60 results : IBA
  4. Silver : 4 outcomes 8 studies in 17 results : IBA
  5. Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) : 3 outcomes 9 studies in 15 results : IBA
  6. Platelet-Derived Growth Factor : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 8 results : IBA
  7. Phenytoin (Dilantin) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 8 results : FDA 9 Generic
  8. Hydrogel : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 9 results : IBA
  9. Glucose (Dextrose) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 14 results : FDA 175 Generic
  10. Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) : 2 outcomes 8 studies in 14 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Diabetic Foot

  1. Ulcer
  2. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
  3. Infection
  4. Osteomyelitis
  5. Diabetes Mellitus
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Key Therapies for Diabetic Foot

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  1. Amputation : 30 outcomes 76 studies in 661 results
  2. Debridement : 13 outcomes 10 studies in 103 results
  3. Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy : 7 outcomes 17 studies in 66 results
  4. Hyperbaric Oxygenation : 6 outcomes 15 studies in 63 results
  5. Limb Salvage : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 57 results
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