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Journal articles (8)
Computed tomography derived bone density measurement in the diabetic foot Journal of foot and Ankle Research (2017)
Background: The accurate and reliable measurement of foot bone density is challenging and there is currently no gold standard technique. Such measurement is particularly valuable in populations at risk of foot bone pathology such as ...
Post-occlusive reactive hyperaemia of skin microvasculature and foot complications in type 2 diabetes Journal of Diabetes and its Complications (2017)
Aims Diabetes-related microvascular disease has been implicated in the development of foot ulceration and amputation. Assessment of microvascular function may be effective in identifying those at risk of diabetic foot complications. We investigated the relationship ...
The use of prophylactic antibiotics in podiatric foot and ankle surgery Infection, Disease & Health (2017)
Objective Infection is a common and serious complication following surgery. Whether antibiotic prophylaxis reduces infection rates in podiatric foot and ankle surgery is unclear. The aim of this prospective cohort study therefore, was to determine ...
Foot bone density in diabetes may be unaffected by the presence Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications (2016)
Aims Neuropathies are common complications of diabetes and are proposed to influence peripheral bone, principally via an altered vascular supply. This study aimed to determine the relationship between subtypes of neuropathy and vascular reactivity on ...
Peripheral sensory neuropathy is associated with altered postocclusive reactive hyperemia in the diabetic foot BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care (2016)
Objective This study examined whether the presence of peripheral sensory neuropathy or cardiac autonomic deficits is associated with postocclusive reactive hyperemia (reflective of microvascular function) in the diabetic foot. Research design and methods 99 participants ...
Intra-tester and inter-tester reliability of post-occlusive reactive hyperaemia measurement at the hallux Microvascular Research (2015)
Background: Post-occlusive reactive hyperaemia (PORH) is a measurement of the vasodilatory capacity of the microvasculature that is associated with cardiovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease and foot ulceration. The reliability of its measurement in the hallux ...
The effect of diabetic neuropathy on foot bones: a systematic review and meta-analysis Diabetic Medicine (2014)
Aims It is proposed that diabetic neuropathy may affect peripheral bone. Direct innervation of bone as well as neural control over its vascular supply and muscular influences may be affected by diabetes-induced peripheral neuropathies. Associated ...
The relationship between foot motion and lumbopelvic–hip function: a review of the literature The Foot (2012)
Excessive pronation has been implicated in the development of numerous overuse injuries of the lower limb and is suggested to cause more proximal biomechanical dysfunction. Functional foot orthoses (FFO) are frequently prescribed for lower limb ...