The Latest in Aussie Research

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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 Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) – diabetic foot infection (DFI) guidelines as an audit tool for clinical practice in patients with diabetes attending a High-Risk Foot Service.

The Role of Body Image on Psychosocial Outcomes in People With Diabetes and People With an Amputation.
McDonald S, Sharpe L, MacCann C, Blaszczynski A.
Research indicates that body image disturbance is associated with poorer psychosocial outcomes for individuals with physical health conditions, with poorest body image reported for individuals with visible bodily changes. Using White’s (2000) theoretical model of body image the present paper aimed to examine the nature of these relationships in two distinct groups: individuals with an amputation and individuals with diabetes.

Mid-term outcomes of an everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold in patients with below-the-knee arterial disease: A pooled analysis of individual patient data.
Huizing E, Kum S, Ipema J, Varcoe RL, Shah AP, de Vries JP, Ünlü Ç.
Previous studies on everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) have shown promising 1-year primary patency rates in infrapopliteal arteries. Literature from large cohorts on long-term outcomes with the infrapopliteal Absorb BVS (Abbott Vascular) is lacking. The aim of this study is to pool published and unpublished data to provide a more precise estimate of the 24-month outcomes of Absorb BVS for the treatment of infrapopliteal disease.