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Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetic Foot Ulcers - Overview  - Free topic: Latest clinical guidelines, Quality Measures and resources on diabetic foot ulcer

Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Introduction and Assessment : How to assess patients with diabetic foot ulcers. Includes concise abstract and algorithm for use at the point-of-care, and comprehensive resources on epidemiology, risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, history, physical examination, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, documentation and ICD-10 coding.

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers - Classification Systems - Free topic : Provides details and pictures on the most used classification systems for Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU). Correlates the Wagner and UT classification systems with the specific terminology medical coders need in order to correctly code the encounter. 
Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Treatment : How to create evidence-based treatment plans that meet quality measures. Includes concise abstract, clinical pathway/ algorithm for use at point-of-care, and comprehensive framework for management of diabetic foot ulcers.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer - PreventionThis topic provides a systematic approach to evaluating patients at risk for developing DFUs, primarily based on the latest clinical guidelines by the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF), and the Society for Vascular Surgery in collaboration with the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVS)
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Diabetic foot ulcers overview: evidence-based clinical guidelines, quality measures and resources

A diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) can be defined as a full-thickness wound below the ankle, or as a lesion of the foot penetrating through the dermis, in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) management with a concise algorithm which can be used at the point-of-care

Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs) are a chronic problem. Recurrence rates range from 8–59% however, up to 75% of DFUs may be preventable. Therefore, long-term maintenance must be addressed even for healed ulcers to prevent recurrence.