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Microbial Isolates in Diabetic Foot Lesions of Hospitalized Patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.234
Pages: 
379-84
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This is a retrospective analysis done on patients with diabetic foot. It looks at the isolated organisms and antibiotic susceptibilities. The results show that Gram positive organisms are most frequently isolated and the antibiotic regimes used should be effective.

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Accepted: 
18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Nov, 2015

Diabetic Foot Complications among Patients Attending a Specialist Diabetes Clinic in Jamaica: Prevalence and Associated Factors

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.031
Pages: 
216–23
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the prevalence of diabetic foot complications among patients of a specialist diabetes clinic in Jamaica and evaluated factors associated with foot complications. Approximately one of every eight patients had a major foot complication (amputation, ulcer or infection). Associated factors were neuropathy, high blood pressure and longer duration of diabetes.

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Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of diabetic foot complications among patients at a specialist diabetes clinic in Jamaica and identify factors associated with foot complications.

Accepted: 
01 Feb, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013
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