Targeting curettage debridement to regions of bioburden in diabetic foot ulcers with real-time bacterial fluorescence imaging

June 1, 2018 -ABSTRACT Aim:

Current gold standard technique for tissue management in DFUs is regular sharp debridement to reduce bioburden, as this optimizes effectiveness of antimicrobials and stimulates wound healing.1 However, the extent of debridement required to reduce bioburden based on visual inspection is unclear. Fluorescence imaging has recently been used

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Clinical Image Gallery of Fluorescence Images

May 1, 2018 -Clinical Synopsis

Patient Condition: 57 year old male patient delayed seeking treatment for a diabetic foot ulcer on his left toe for more than 2 months. Some challenges with this wound included rapid callus build-up, improper footwear, delayed treatment, and a lack of offloading. 

This patient treated their diabetic foot ulcer with an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment for

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