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Nursing Diagnosis For Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Team approach: Depends on what is meant by necrotic. Is there blood flow to the extremity or wound? If not, a vascular or interventional cardiologist need to increase the blood flow to the extremity. A podiatrist is needed to get any bony prominence resected and to offlaod the wound. An endocrinologist is needed to get the diabetes under control if out of control. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Well, what you mean i suppose is a wagner stage 3 ulceration since using the term 'stage" to describe an ulcer is reserved for pressure ulcers. A wagner staging is one of several, and probably the most common, ways of describing a certain stage of a diabetic foot ulcer. It means that there is an ulcer, tendon and or bone is exposed, and that there is evidence of either tendon or bone infection. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Diabetic foot ulcer: You need to see a specialist as soon as possible. Some suggestions include wound specialists, podiatrists, primary care physicians, etc. An ulceration in a diabetic in the foot requires attention. I am puzzled by your description of a 'stage 2' as this is not the way to classify these types of ulcerations -- that descriptor is reserved for pressure ulcer classification. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Diabetic foot care is very important. Being diabetic puts you at risk for many issues that can affect the feet. Having a specialist inspect your feet on a quarterly basis can prevent devastating effects diabetes can have including ulcers, infections and possibly loss of limb. So it is very important to have a relationship with a podiatrist who can perform this care. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Diabetic Ulcer: Offloading is the most helpful treatment for a neuropathic ulcer. Having said that, the treatment should be performed by a physician with experience in treating diabetic foot wounds. Diabetic wounds can be complicated and having them treated sooner rather than later can make a huge difference in the patient's life. ...Read more
What alternative surgeries exist for non diabetic ulcer on sole of the foot vs skin graft. I'm offloading in cam Walker daily for 5 years. need help?
Depend: it is really depend on the size of the ulcer, and the depth and the staging of the ulcer, and last if the ulcer is necrotic,or infected. Debridment of the necrotic and infected tissues is essential for the ulcer to heal. Skin coverage could varies to many options including skin graft. You can discuss the different options with your surgeon,general,vascular,foot,or orthopedist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom, 50 yrs old, (no diabetes), have old wound (10 y) on both side foot, some doctor diagnosis as venous ulcer, . Is there a medicine to cure it?
See your doctor: Localized small infections can be rinsed with sterile saline and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Deeper more involved infections with extending redness past the immediate margins will likely require a more aggressive approach such as incision and drainage, debridement, and oral antibiotic. Consult with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is foot drop, how is it treated/managed. Diabetic neuropathy and diabetic vascular disease ?
Yes: That is specifically one of its indications. You have to start with a small dose (150 mg a day) and gradually work up to 300 to 600 mg a day in divided doses. Not everyone responds but it's worth trying. ...Read more
For Type 2 Diabetes, is the change from non diabetic to diabetic instant? At what point are diabetics confirmed diabetics?
Pre-Diabetes: "PRE-Diabetes" or Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) is the precursor to Diabetes. Normal Fasting BG levels are 70-99. 100-125 is the Pre DM or IFG range,... and 2 fasting specimens (No calories for at least 10 hours before lab work) over 126 is diagnostic of TYPE 2 Diabetes. A 3 month Average test (A1C) can also be sued to help confirm and follow treatment for the diagnosis of Type 2 DM. Stay Well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than nursing: Stage 4 pressure sores extend to muscle or bone and generally are past the point where they will heal with pressure avoidance or nursing measures--they usually need surgery. The problem, though, is not cured with an operation--it can easily recur. So, before operating, it is necessary to know the risk of recurrence. If it is very high, it is better not to try to definitively treat the sore. ...Read more
Diabetic Feet: An annual exam by a foot specialist at least annually if there are no associated foot issues/deformity. More frequently if neuropathy or other complicating features are present. A daily foot check for areas of irritation or wounds; if the latter is present, they should be seen and followed immediately. Check shoes for foreign objects before donning. Maintain good health and glucose control. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Signs of Infection: Redness extending around the wound and either going up in a streaking pattern or circumferential around the wound, hot in the same area of the redness, swollen foot/limb, loss of function, severe pain (when normally you shouldn't feel pain b/c of the neuropathy) malodor and water or pus type of drainage. Seek attention immediately. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: It really depends on the severity. Infectious disease society newest guidelines break down infections into mild, moderate and severe with mild infections treated with oral antibiotics and or topical, but moderate to severe may require hospitalization and IV antibiotics. It's also based on culture results and the type of bacteria that is growing in the wound w/ resistant bacteria on the rise. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Diabetes with DM2: An excellent question. There are many over-the-counter products that state they have the best insole for people with diabetes. I would also make sure that you are in the correct shoe first prior to choosing the insole. Buying the correct insole will most likely be sold to you by the person selling you the correct shoe. Discuss this with your podiatrist prior to making purchase! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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