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New research on diabetes-related foot disease is published on an almost daily basis. Keeping track of what is out there and finding the time to read seems a near impossible job at times. DFA aims to provide summaries on latest research from around the globe and nationally to keep you up-to-date.

Latest Aussie Research for April

Apr 5, 2022

Check out the latest Aussie research released in the last few weeks! Factors associated with adherence to using removable cast walker treatment among patients with diabetes-related foot ulcers. Ababneh A, Finlayson K, Edwards H, Lazzarini PA. Adherence to using knee-high offloading treatment is critical for healing diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFUs). However, few studies have investigated…

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What’s new in Aussie DFD research for March

Mar 10, 2022

Check out the latest Aussie DFD research released in the last few weeks. Wound healing with “spray-on” autologous skin grafting (ReCell) compared with standard care in patients with large diabetes-related foot wounds: an open-label randomised controlled trial. The aim of this trial was to assess the potential benefit of spray‐on skin as a superior and…

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What’s new in Aussie research

Feb 9, 2022

It’s been a busy few months for DFD aussie research – so grab yourself a cuppa and check out the latest that has been released below! Trends in the Incidence of Hospitalization for Major Diabetes-Related Complications in People With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Australia, 2010-2019. This study included 70,885 people with type…

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What’s new in research in August

Aug 6, 2021

It’s been a busy few weeks for DFD research – so grab yourself a cuppa and check out the latest that has been released below! Management of diabetes-related foot disease in the outpatient setting during the COVID-19 pandemic Pang B, Shah PM, Manning L, Ritter JC, Hiew J, Hamilton EJ. The use of telephone and/or…

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Latest DFD research released in May

May 20, 2021

Check out the latest in DFD research released in the last two weeks! Release of the National Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy 2020-2025; the impacts for podiatry in Australia: a commentary Gerrard JM, Godwin S, Chuter V, Munteanu SE, West M, Hawke F. In 2020, the Australian Health Practitioner…

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Topical oxygen therapy for diabetes related foot ulcers

May 4, 2021

Check out the latest research from the last two weeks! Topical oxygen therapy for diabetes-related foot ulcers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Thanigaimani S, Singh T, Golledge J. Topical oxygen therapy (TOT) has been suggested as a treatment for diabetes-related foot ulcer (DFU) but no prior meta-analyses of randomised clinical trials (RCT) have been reported.…

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Latest Aussie DFD research released in April

Apr 13, 2021

It’s been a busy month for DFD research so far in April – so check out the latest in research below! Availability and service provision of multidisciplinary diabetes foot units in Australia: a cross-sectional survey Vo UG, Gilfillan M, Hamilton EJ, Manning L, Munshi B, Hiew J, Norman PE, Ritter JC. With growing global prevalence…

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Efficacy of topical cadexomer iodine treatment in chronic wounds

Feb 17, 2021

Check out the latest research out this week! Effects of training podiatrists to use imagery-based motivational interviewing when treating people with diabetes-related foot disease: a mixed-methods pilot study. Kaczmarek T, Van Netten JJ, Lazzarini PA, Kavanagh D. This was the first study on training podiatrists to conduct imagery-based motivational interviewing (MI) when treating people with…

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The Latest in Aussie Research

Feb 10, 2021

Check out the latest in Aussie research released last week! Utilisation of the 2019 IWGDF diabetic foot infection guidelines to benchmark practice and improve the delivery of care in persons with diabetic foot infections. Malone M, Erasmus A, Schwarzer S, Lau NS, Ahmad M, Dickson HG. To utilise the 2019 International Working Group on the…

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Diabetes-related foot disease in Australia: a systematic review

Feb 2, 2021

Check out the latest releases in Aussie DFD research by clicking on the below links! Diabetes-related foot disease in Australia: a systematic review of the prevalence and incidence of risk factors, disease and amputation in Australian populations. Zhang Y, van Netten JJ, Baba M, Cheng Q, Pacella R, McPhail SM, Cramb S, Lazzarini PA. We…

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