Latest DFD research released in May

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 Regulation Authority released the National Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy 2020-2025 – empowering all registered health practitioners within Australia to provide health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples that is inclusive, respectful and safe, as judged by the recipient of care. This recently released strategy is critically important to the podiatry profession in Australia. As clinicians, researchers and educators we have a collective responsibility to engage with this strategy of cultural safety. This commentary defines cultural safety for podiatry and outlines the components of the strategy in the context of our profession.

What is the “normal” wound bed temperature? A scoping review and new hypothesis.
Gethin G, Ivory JD, Sezgin D, Muller H, O’Connor G, Vellinga A.
Wound bed temperature measurement holds the potential to be a safe, easy to use, and low-cost tool to aid objective wound bed assessment, clinical decision making and improved patient outcomes. However, there is no consensus on the normal range of wound bed temperature in chronic wounds. We conducted a scoping review including any study type, from 2010 to 2020 in which chronic wound bed temperature was reported.

β 3 Adrenergic Receptor Stimulation Promotes Reperfusion in Ischemic Limbs in a Murine Diabetic Model.
Bubb KJ, Ravindran D, Cartland SP, Finemore M, Clayton ZE, Tsang M, Tang O, Kavurma MM, Patel S, Figtree GA.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a major burden, resulting in limb claudication, repeated surgical interventions and amputation. There is an unmet need for improved medical management of PAD that improves quality of life, maintains activities of daily life and reduces complications.

Implementing large-system, value-based healthcare initiatives: a realist study protocol for seven natural experiments.
Sarkies MN, Francis-Auton E, Long JC, Partington A, Pomare C, Nguyen HM, Wu W, Westbrook J, Day RO, Levesque JF, Mitchell R, Rapport F, Cutler H, Tran Y, Clay-Williams R, Watson DE, Arnolda G, Hibbert PD, Lystad R, Mumford V, Leipnik G, Sutherland K, Hardwick R, Braithwaite J.
This research proposes a realist study of the implementation approach for seven large-system, value-based healthcare initiatives in New South Wales, Australia, to elucidate how different implementation strategies and processes stimulate the uptake, adoption, fidelity and adherence of initiatives to achieve sustainable impacts across a variety of contexts

Antibacterial Activity of Halophilic Bacteria Against Drug-Resistant Microbes Associated with Diabetic Foot Infections.
Henciya S, Vengateshwaran TD, Gokul MS, Dahms HU, James RA.
Bacteria causing diabetic foot infections (DFI) are chronic and generally multidrug resistant (MDR), which calls urgently for alternative antibacterials. The present study focused on potential metabolite producing bacteria from a saltpan environment and screened against MDR pathogens isolated from DFI patients.

Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Reliability Testing of Arabic Versions of Several Diabetic Foot Psychosocial Scales.
Ababneh A, Finlayson K, Lazzarini P, Edwards H.
The main aims of this study were cross-cultural adaptation and reliability testing of an Arabic version of Foot Care Confidence Scale (FCCS), Foot Care Outcomes Expectations Scale (FCOES), Patient Interpretation of Neuropathy Scales (PINS), Neuropathy-specific Quality of Life Scales (NQOLS), and offloading-related Visual Analog Scales (VAS).