New Aussie research in November

Check out the latest in DFD Aussie research released in the last few weeks.

Frailty in people with chronic limb threatening ischemia and diabetes-related foot ulcers: A systematic review.
Fernando ME, Blanchette V, Mishra R, Zulbaran-Rojas A, Rowe V, Mills JL, Armstrong DG, Najafi B.
Frailty represents a state of multisystem impairment that may adversely impact people presenting with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) and diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFUs). The aim of this systematic review was to explore the association between frailty and outcomes from CLTI and DFUs.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2022 Nov 1:S0890-5096(22)00632-X. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2022.09.057. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36332876 Review.

Foot, ankle, and leg problems in Australian primary care: consultation patterns, management practices, and costs.
Menz HB, Williams CM, Lazzarini PA, Gordon J, Harrison C.
Fam Pract. 2022 Nov 2:cmac122. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmac122. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36321909

Preventing diabetes-related foot ulcers through early detection of peripheral neuropathy.
McMorrow R, Nube VL, Manski-Nankervis JA.
The aim of this article is to provide structured guidance for detecting diabetes-related peripheral neuropathy, appropriate referral based on risk assessment and prevention of diabetes‑related foot ulceration.
Aust J Gen Pract. 2022 Nov;51(11):833-838. doi: 10.31128/AJGP-06-22-6456. PMID: 36309996

The burden of diabetes-related foot disease among older adults in Australia.
Ahmed MU, Tannous WK, Agho KE, Henshaw F, Turner D, Simmons D.
Int Wound J. 2022 Nov;19(7):1758-1768. doi: 10.1111/iwj.13781. Epub 2022 Mar 5. PMID: 35247036 Free PMC article.

Polymicrobial Foot Infection Patterns Are Common and Associated With Treatment Failure.
Barshes NR, Clark NJ, Bidare D, Dudenhoeffer JH, Mindru C, Rodriguez-Barradas MC.
That foot infections are predominately polymicrobial has long been recognized, but it is not clear if the various species co-occur randomly or in patterns. We sought nonrandom species co-occurrence patterns that might help better predict prognosis or guide antimicrobial selection.
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Sep 15;9(10):ofac475. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofac475. eCollection 2022 Oct.
PMID: 36267251 Free PMC article.

Incidence of Complications and Risk Factors for Nonunion After Ankle Fracture in Diabetes Mellitus.
Lavery LA, Lavery DC, Green T, Hunt N, Malone M, Wukich D.
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2022 Sep-Oct;112(5):20-246. doi: 10.7547/20-246.
PMID: 36251594

Cocoa flavanol consumption improves lower extremity endothelial function in healthy individuals and people with type 2 diabetes.
Bapir M, Untracht GR, Cooke D, McVey JH, Skene SS, Campagnolo P, Whyte MB, Dikaios N, Rodriguez-Mateos A, Sampson DD, Sampson DM, Heiss C.
Food Funct. 2022 Oct 17;13(20):10439-10448. doi: 10.1039/d2fo02017c.
PMID: 36164983 Clinical Trial.

The utility of hyperspectral imaging in patients with chronic venous disorders.
Hart O, Adeane S, Vasudevan T, van der Werf B, Khashram M.
J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2022 Nov;10(6):1325-1333.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2022.07.001. Epub 2022 Aug 9.
PMID: 35961628