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Title: Management of diabetic foot in a Jordanian hospital
Authors: Al Ebous, A.D.
Hiasat, B.
Sarayrah, M.
Al Jahmi, M.
Al Zuriqat, A.N.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: The effect of different antibiotics on the outcome of surgical care in the management of diabetic foot was investigated. We randomly allocated 100 patients with diabetic foot into one of four groups. Each patient's infection was graded [Wagner classification]. All patients were offered the same surgical care but each group was assigned a different antibiotic. Hospital stay for the four groups ranged from 7 to 14 days. Five patients experienced complications from septicaemia; 15 patients underwent amputation; and five patients experienced temporary renal impairment. Careful consideration to the type of antibiotic used is essential
Description: 490-493
Keywords: Amputation
Amikacin
Ceftazidime
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Comparative Study
Drug Combinations
Kidney Diseases
Subject: Diabetic Foot
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116971
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1103/11_3_2005_490_493.pdf
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