Abstracts 2014





Oral Abstracts



Significant increase in number and complexity of Diabetic Foot Clinic cohort: results of a 13 year interval audit

T Jemmott, CA Manu, N Petrova, P Vas, ME Edmonds



Significant Under-reporting of Diabetes Foot Disease on UK Death Certificates: Evaluation of a Diabetes Foot Clinic Cohort

M Simmgen, CA Manu, ME Edmonds



How the DRG system really covers the costs
of hospitalizations in patients with the diabetic foot – our first experience

V.Fejfarová, A. Jirkovská, D.Köweslygetyová, I.Janovská, P.Pokorný, R.Bém, M.Dubský, V.Wosková, J.Skibová



First experience with voluntary audit of diabetic foot clinics in Russia

Astsatryan L., Shiriptsyngeeva T., Udovichenko O.



Is delegation the key to walking forward? An analysis of the capabilities of residents and nurses in performing a comprehensive foot exam osteoclasts

Bhavana Sosale, S R Aravind, Divyatha Arun, Suhas N, Soumya P C, Edward Jude



Patient and health care provider related delay in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers ultrasonometry than patients with neuropathy?

Anne Rasmussen, Kirsten Engelhard, Nanne Bonnichsen, Annemarie M. Pedersen, Annemette A. Nielsen, Martin Ridderstråle  



Semiquantitative MRI bone marrow oedema and fracture scores – a novel method to assess the resolution of the acute Charcot foot 

ME Edmonds, D Elias, L Meacock, NL Petrova



Midfoot Charcot neuroarthropathy: a comparison of radiographs in patients with and without foot ulcers

Katherine M. Raspovic



Sensitivity and specificity of calcaneal quantitative ultrasonometry for diagnosis of Charcot foot in patients with diabetic neuropathy  

A. Němcová, A. Jirkovská, R. Bém, M. Dubský, V. Fejfarová, V. Wosková



Is there any difference between the loading of the lateral and medial foot in the different types of the Charcot arthropathy of the midfoot?

V.Bregovskiy , T.Tsvetkova, A.Demina




Data from EQ-5D and SF-36 shows reduced quality of life in patients with acute Charcot osteoarthropathy at presentation and at clinical resolution  

W Tang, NL Petrova, M Bates, T Jemmott, ME Edmonds  



The efficacy of removable casting devices to offload and heal plantar foot ulcers in diabetes: a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Sicco A. Bus,, Jaap J. van Netten, Anke Kottink, Marieke Hutten, Erik Manning, Max Spraul, Sjef van Baal



The relation between cumulative stress, peak pressure and daily activity in removable offloading devices and healing of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers

Jaap J. van Netten, Jeff G. van Baal, Adriaan Bril, Sicco A. Bus



Efficacy of an off-the-shelf instant contact casting versus felted foam on neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers off-loading.

Álvarez-Madroñal R, Sanz-Corbalán I, Lázaro-Martínez JL, Aragón-Sánchez FJ, García-Morales E, García-Álvarez Y



Outcomes of foot and ankle surgery in transplant patients with diabetes mellitus   

Dane K. Wukich , Richard Zou



Wound healing rate is impaired by a glucose-induced overactive Delta 4-Notch 1 loop

Sergiu-Bogdan Catrina,Vivekananda Gupta Sunkari, Ileana Ruxandra Botusan,,Jacob Grünler, Anca Irinel Catrina,Freddy Radtke, Xiaowei Zheng, Kerstin Brismar  



Outcomes of primary, secondary closure and nonsurgical treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis.

V.V. Privolnev, N.V. Danilenkov, A.V. Rodin



Measurement of TcpO2, toe pressure index, and laser Doppler flowmetry reveals hitherto undiagnosed subclinical ischaemia in diabetic patients with palpable pedal pulses and foot ulceration

CA Manu, V Morris, P Vas, M
Simmgen, ME Edmonds



Sensitivity of oxygen challenge test in comparison with angiography in patients with diabetic foot

Venerova, J. Jirkovská, A. Jirkovská, Z.Roth ³, L.Fialová, L.Vedralová, S.Solař, M. Zavoral



Endovascular Revascularization in Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia: Comparison of Direct and Indirect Revascularization According to the Angiosome Model.

A. Coppelli, E. Iacopi, I. Bargellini, A. Cicorelli, A. Lunardi, C. Mattaliano, Ambrosini Nobili L., C. Goretti, R. Cioni, A. Piaggesi.



Effect of inherited thrombophilia on the long-term outcome of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in patients with diabetes

M. Dubský, A. Jirkovská, L. Pagáčová, R. Bém, A. Němcová, V. Wosková, V. Fejfarová, J.



The meaning of reocclusions in diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty.

Abdulvapova Z., Bondarenko O., Galstyan G., Ayubova N., Sitkin I., Dedov I



Risk of Contrast Induced Nephropathy in diabetic patients affected by critical limb ischemia and diabetic foot ulcers who underwent angioplasty of lower limbs.

M. Meloni, V. Izzo, L. Giurato, V. Ruotolo, E. Vainieri, C. Del Giudice, R. Gandini, L. Uccioli.



Lower Limb Joint Range of Motion and Variability during Stair Negotiation in Patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Bowling FL, Brown SJ, Handsaker JC, Boulton AJM & Reeves ND.



Gait speed modification and plantar pressure changes on the contralateral foot of patients with offloaded Charcot neuroosteoarthropathy

Motawea, Mohamed



The role of the external lever arm of the foot in walking efficiency in people with diabetes


Petrovic M, Brown SJ, Bowling FL, Deschamps K, Verschueren SM, Maganaris CN, Boulton AJM & Reeves ND. 



Diabetic foot ulcer risk associated with foot position type


Molines-Barroso RJ, Lázaro-Martínez JL, Aragón-Sánchez J, Álvaro-Afonso FJ, García-Morales E, García-Álvarez Y. 


Prize Orals


Prize O1

The diabetic foot in Germany  2005 -2011 Analysis of Quality in specialised diabetic foot care centers

Trocha A.K., Achwerdov O., Brunk-Loch S., Engels G., Groene C., Kersken J. , Lobmann R.


Prize O2

Assessment of SPECT/CT and MRI for Diagnosis of Biopsy Proven Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis

Javier La Fontaine, Kavita Bhavan, Kenrick Lam, Larry Lavery, William Erdman


Prize O3

A two-year randomised trial comparing plantar pressure from three types of insoles

Ulla Hellstrand Tang,, Roland Zügner, Vera Lisovskaja, Jon Karlsson, Kerstin Hagberg, Roy Tranberg



Poster Abstracts



Medical treatment evaluation of diabetic foot osteomyelitis using 99mTc-HMPAO-labelled leucocyte scan and predictive factors of outcome

S. Georga, C. Manes, C. Mellidis, T. Roggotis, D. Lo-Presti, G. Arsos



Does high RBS level preoperatively among diabetic patients with non-traumatic lower-limb amputation modify the risk of re-operation or mortality with in three months?

Klaus Kirketerp-Møller, Raj K. Nayak



Matrix Metalloproteinases levels influence the integration of dermal grafts in diabetic foot ulcers.

Izzo V, Meloni M, Vainieri E, Giurato L, Ruotolo V, Uccioli L. Department of Internal Medicine. Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy.



Limb salvage in diabetic patients is a temporary solution or is a life changing procedure?

E. Vainieri, L. Giurato, V. Ruotolo, M. Meloni, V. Izzo, R. Gandini, S. Fabiano, E. Pampana, L. Uccioli



Target driven antibiotic therapy using peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines in the management of foot infection as outpatient treatment

I Alejandro, O Shitta-Bey, M Bates, T Jemmott, P Vas, ME Edmonds



The effectiveness of ultrasound debridement for topical treatment of wounds without active infection at a critical ischemia in diabetic foot syndrome

Gorobeiko Maksym, Svyrydov Mykola



Does a pencil hold a promise? Impact of education on foot care practices in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM)

S R Aravind, Bhavana Sosale, Divyatha Arun, Suhas N, Ramyasree P, Edward Jude



Comparative evaluation of diabetic neuropathy symptoms score (DNS), diabetic neuropathy examination score (DNE) and Toronto score with vibration perception threshold (VPT) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) in type 2 diabetic patients

AK Das, M Singh, vadivelan M, Narayan S K



Reduction of amputations and increase of revascularization:  are related events?

Anichini R., Lombardo F., Tedeschi A., Seghieri G., Maggini M. and De Bellis A.



Clinicians’ Perceptions of Prescribing Antibiotics for Infections in the Diabetic Foot

Debbie Sharman



Sural Nerve Automated Nerve Conduction Study:  Contribution to the diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

N. Papanas, G. Chatzikosma, K. Pafili, M. Demetriou, K. Papatheodorou, K. Vadikolias, D. Papazoglou, E. Maltezos



The association between Neuropad testing with foot ulceration in diabetes

N. Tentolouris, N. Papanas, G. Panagoulias, D. Tessic, S. Z. Kamenov, C. Manes, S. Bousboulas, E. Jude



Serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 in diabetic subjects with neuropathic foot ulcers

Mamdouh EL-Nahas, Ahmed Metawea, Fady Kyrillos, Loai El Ahwal, Ehssan Rizk and Mohammed El Bedewy



Effect of painless diabetic neuropathy on pressure pain hypersensitivity (hyperalgesia) after acute foot trauma- an exploratory study.

Ernst A. Chantelau, Tobias Wienemann, Armin Koller*



NICE Guidelines & Inpatient Care of Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers

G Hiner, A Bhatty, SM Rajbhandari



Anthropometrics of the foot in a cohort of people with diabetes compared to a  general population – a descriptive study

Jacqueline Siegenthaler, Ulla Hellstrand Tang, Roy Tranberg



Medium-term follow up in patients with  Diabetic Neurophatic Osteoarthropathy (DNOA)

García-Morales E, Lázaro-Martínez JL, Aragón-Sánchez J, García-Álvarez Y, Molines-Barroso R, Sanz-Corbalán



Surgical treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis

A.V. Rodin, V.V. Privolnev



Results of an out-patient treatment of foot ulcers in patients with Charcot arthropathy

A. Demina, V. Bregovskiy and I. Karpova



Outcomes in acute Charcot neuroarthropathy – a single centre experience over 5 years.

Stark C, Murray T, Gooday C, Dhatariya K.



Comparison of Ultrasonographic and Angiographic Morphologic Findings According to Graziani Classification in Diabetic Foot Patients

J. Jirkovská, J. Venerová, S. Solař, J. Skibová, A. Jirkovská, L. Fialová, L. Vedralová, M. Zavoral



Vibration and Monofilaments testing to identify high risk patients. Is it enough?   

Manes C, Mellidis C,Psallas M,Sapakos J,Tsavdaridis J, Rogkotis T, Koukoutsis J, Ziotas G.



Diabetic Patients requiring Amputations Pathway in Blackpool Teaching Hospital

S Dissanayake, N Khan, D Prestwich, J Robinson, E Jude



Using skin-fat-autotransplant for treatment of large wound in cases of the syndrome of diabetic foot

Svyrydov Mykola, Gorobeiko Maksym



CASE REPORT  Changes in local antibiotic delivery systems for the management of osteomyelitis

R Jogia, D Modha, R Berrington, S Jackson, M-F Kong



Relationship between Gait Alterations and  Microvascular Chronic Complications in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. 

E. Iacopi, R. Giannarelli, A. Coppelli, C. Goretti, S. Macchiarini, E. Leporati, M. Venturi, G. Lamola, D. Martelli, C. Chisari, A. Piaggesi



Analyzing Major Amputations in a Developing Country using the new Typing and Scoring System – Time for Standardization of Diabetic Foot Practice

Amit Kumar C. Jain, Viswanath S



Total contact casting - a safe treatment modality in the management of Charcot osteoarthropathy and neuropathic foot ulcer

M Bates, T Jemmott, V Morris, W Tang, J Lucas, J Casey, E Joseph, O Shitta-Bey, NL Petrova, M Edmonds



Transcutaneous Pressure Oximetry (TcPO2) Rise as a Prognostic Value of Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcer after Revascularization

Sanchez Rios JP, Alfayate Garcia JM, de Benito Fernandez L, Criado Galan F, Cancer Garcia S, Gutierrez Baz M.



A new classification of the diabetic ischaemic foot promotes a modern approach to treatment and a high rate of limb survival.

V. Morris, H.Rashid, D.Evans, D.Huang, P.Sidhu, A.Thoraya, J.Wilkins, M Edmonds



Inter-observer reproducibility of diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis based on a combination of probe-to-bone test and simple radiography

Álvaro-Afonso FJ, Lázaro-Martínez JL, Aragón-Sánchez J, García Morales Esther, García Álvarez Y, Molines Barroso Raúl



Chronic venous insufficiency and it´s influence on the healing of diabetic foot ulcers

Pavlina Pithova, Pavlina Hellerova, Milan Kvapil



Health-related quality of life in patients with diabetic foot ulcers – a systematic review of the literature.

Evelien Coeckelbergh, Patrick Lauwers, Ying Ying Kong, Kim Bernaerts, Saskia Van Bouwel, Jeroen Hendriks, Paul Van Schil, Luc Van Gaal



Outcome of Diabetic Foot Ulceration at Assiut, Egypt

Lobna Etoony, Walaa A Khalifa, Mona Solyman, Mostafa A Haridi



Illness, Normality and Self-management: Diabetic Foot Ulcers and the Logic of Choice

Signe L. Andersen, Vibeke Steffen



The first experience with outpatients foot surgery in diabetic patients

Wosková V., Jirkovská A., Bém R., Dubský M., Fejfarová V., Němcová  A., Sixta B., Navrátil K.



The MABAL cast shoe for offloading plantar neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers: results from a 5-years retrospective analysis

Erik (H.A.)  Manning, Sicco A Bus, Adriaan Bril, and Jeff G. van Baal



MRSA cannot be eliminated from diabetic foot clinic

S Robinson, G Hiner, SM Rajbhandari



Indicators of prognosis for admissions from a specialist diabetic foot clinic

Essackjee Z, Gooday C, Dhatariya K.



Characteristics, management and outcome of patients with diabetic foot hospitalized in a tertiary referral hospital

G. Markou, S. Londou, M. Doulapsis, M. Polyzois, N. Patelis, N. Tentolouris



The Impact of different anthropometric measures in cardiovascular autonomic function in men and women diabetic population in Greece

Kamaratos A, Konstas X, Kanellos I, Papadopoulou K, Angelidi R, Angelidi A, Melidonis A



Conservative management of neuropathic heel ulceration with calcaneal osteomyelitis and avulsion fracture in a cohort with diabetic foot disease

R Fikri, V Bravis, WM Gedroyc, P Rosenfeld, RGJ Gibbs, DG Samarasinghe, N. Oliver, J Valabhji



Frequency of cognitive disorders among patients with diabetic foot in a German specialized diabetic foot care center

Suermann A., Engels A., Meier A. , Nehen H.G., Bierwirth R. A., Trocha A. K.



Bring Me Sunshine!!........Vitamin D and Charcot Neuroathropathy

R.Thomas,  D.E.Price, J.Stephen, C.Topliss, U Choudhuri




10 years’ experience with negative pressure wound therapy in patients with diabetic foot – audit of indications and outcomes

Bém R., Jirkovská A., Dubský M., Fejfarová V., Wosková V., Němcová A., Řezaninová L., Skibová J



The Diabetic Orthoplastics Team: Changing the paradigm in managing complex diabetic foot in United Kingdom

PRJ Vas, V Curral, V Kavatharpu, M Bates, W Tang, J Tremlett, V Morris, M Simmgen, N Cavalle, ME Edmonds 



Role of the previous ulcers in the biomechanical impairments in the patients with diabetes

T.Tcvetkova, V.Bregovskiy



Complete wound healing in a month with the use of autologus adipocyte  tissue derived- Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a non-healing diabetic ulcer. A case report

Triantafyllos Didangelos, Georgios Koliakos, Stamata Georga, Katerina Kotzampassi, Dimitrios Karamanos, Kokkona Kouzi-Koliakou,   Fotios Iliadis, Alkmini Pavlidou, Georgios Arsos, Apostolos Hatzitolios



A retrospective review of major amputations over 5 years in a tertiary centre

T Macriyiannis, D Tesh, R Berrington, R Jogia, D Modha, S Jackson, M-F Kong



Low amputation rates are achievable even in high risk patients when managed in a multidisciplinary diabetes team (MDT) foot clinic

L Turner, R Jogia, R Berrington, D Modha, S Jackson, K Nisal, M-F Kong



Pathogens of deep diabetic foot infection in surgery patients

Zelenina T., Zemlyanoy A., Vorokhobina N.



The utility of E-med scan and foot mate print technologies in diabetic neuropathy ascertainment, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Zulfiqarali G. Abbas, Janet K. Lutale, and Lennox K. Archibald




Why is using the TCC (Total Contact Cast) so complicated in German outpatient clinics?

Markus Redzich, Nikole Salewski, Cordula Boenig



Time to revascularisation or amputation in inpatients with diabetic foot ulcers

Richter S, Rayt H, Higgins KS, Davies RSM,



A retrospective analysis of patients undergoing minor foot amputations over 5 years at a tertiary diabetic foot clinic


C Lindsay, A Fielding, Gooday C, Dhatariya K.




Hidden Dangers revealed by Misdiagnosed Peripheral Arterial Disease using ABPI Measurement  

Cynthia Formosa, Kevin Cassar, Alfred Gatt P, Anabelle Mizzi M, Stephen Mizzi, Kenneth P. Camileri, Carl Azzopardi, Clifford Deraffaele, Owen Falzon, Stefania Cristina, Nachiappan Chockalingam,



Is there a link between diabetes, joint mobility and body posture?

Piergiorgio Francia, Alessandra De Bellis, Filadelfio Puglisi, Anna Tedeschi, Massimo Gulisano, Roberto Anichini



“Castophobia”    CASE REPORT

Patricia Purser, R Berrington, R Jogia, M-F Kong




Revascularization and surgery in the management of diabetic foot: a prospective study

L Salvotelli, V Stoico, F Perrone, M Merighi, G Puppini, M Bruti, GF Veraldi, E Brocco, G Zoppini, E Bonora



Impact of Foot Clinic Network Specialists to improve the outcome of Diabetic Foot treatment

Da Ros R, Carlucci S, Narduzzi L, Stanic L, Cimitan F, Assaloni R, Brunato B, Miranda C, Tortul C



Does normoglycaemia restore nerve function even in advanced insensate diabetic foot after appropriate treatment of deep plantar abscess? CASE SERIES

DS Tesic, N Papanas, A Vasiljev, M Mitrovic



More Than Skin Deep: Organisms in Diabetic Foot Infections by Sample Type Modha DEH, Jogia R, Kong M-F, Jackson SN, Berrington R, Lim F DE



Prevalence of limited joint mobility ad forefoot deformities in people with Type 2 Diabetes in Malta   

Gatt Alfred, Cynthia Formosa, Nachiappan Chockalingam



Effects of the Honey Gel on the not ischemic and moderately infected ulcers to lower limbs in patients with Type 2 Diabetes  

A.Tedeschi, A. Bernini, M. Pierini, A.DeBellis e R. Anichini