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The Diabetic Foot - assessment and assistive devices

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Title: The Diabetic Foot - assessment and assistive devices
Authors: Hellstrand Tang, Ulla
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2017
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Clincial Sciences. Department of Orthopaedics
Parts of work: I. Hellstrand Tang U, Zügner R, Lisovskaja V, Karlsson J, Hagberg K and Tranberg R. Foot deformities, function in the lower extremities, and plantar pressure in patients with diabetes at high risk to develop foot ul-cers. Diabetic Foot & Ankle, 2015; 6.

II. Hellstrand Tang U, Siegenthaler J, Hagberg K, Karlsson J and Tranberg R. Foot anthropometrics in individuals with diabetes compared with the general Swedish population - implications for shoe design. Submitted.

III. Hellstrand Tang U, Tranberg R, Zügner R, Karlsson J, Lisovskaja V, Siegenthaler J and Hagberg K. The D-Foot, an eHealth tool useful in risk classification and foot assessment in diabetes – construction and reliability. Submitted.

IV. Hellstrand Tang U, Zügner R, Lisovskaja V, Karlsson J, Hagberg K and Tranberg R. Comparison of plantar pressure in three types of insole given to patients with diabetes at risk of developing foot ulcers – A two-year, randomized trial. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endo-crinology, 2014; 1(4):121-132.

Date of Defence: 2017-03-31
Disputation: Fredagen den 31 mars 2017, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: diabetic foot
assistive devices
diabetic foot ulcers
foot anthropometrics
foot deformity
risk factors
pressure measurement
quality of life
Abstract: Foot ulcers are a serious complication in diabetes and the most common factor leading to lower extremity amputation. The Swedish National Guidelines for Diabetes Care recommend an annual foot check for all 400,000 patients in the country, to identify patients at risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). In the identified patients, preventive intervention and acute treatment should be initiated. Assistive devices, an annual foot check, risk classification of the feet, podiatry service, infor... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9868-7 (print)
978-91-628-9869-4 (e-pub)
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