Can the combination of serial irrigation and debridement with antibiotic beads have an impact for severe DFIs?
from Podiatry Today
There were over 65,000 hospital admissions for amputation in patients with diabetes across the U.S. in 2009. This does not take into account hospital admissions for foot infection that did not lead to amputation or that occurred in patients without diabetes. Although the number of hospitalizations for amputation per 1,000 patients with diabetes has been trending downward since 1996, the number of U.S. patients diagnosed with diabetes has been steadily increasing to a level of 20.9 million in 2009. This translates to a likely increase in the number of hospitalizations for diabetic foot infection over time.
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