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Board Review Diabetic Foot

Diabetic Foot Infection

Warren Joseph, DPM

Warren S Joseph, DPM, FIDSA reviews the classification system developed and introduced by the Infectious Disease Society of America. Through a case example, Dr Joseph makes recommendations regarding the appropriate sequence of interventions, the importance of thorough debridement, the indications for wound culture and antibiotic treatment. He emphasizes the importance of de-escalation of antibiotic therapy by targeting bacteria based on culture and sensitivity results for a specified period of time. He also performs a literature review to illustrate his points.

CPME (Credits: 0.5)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Classify diabetic foot infections based on the system introduced by the IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America)
  2. Recognize clinical situations when wound cultures should be obtained
  3. Formulate a plan for how to best manage diabetic foot wounds
  4. List the FDA approved antibiotics for diabetic foot infections
  5. Differentiate between bacteria that are considered contaminants from primary pathogens
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  • Author
  • Warren Joseph, DPM

    Roxborough Memorial Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA
    Editor - Journal of the APMA

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    Warren Joseph Warren S. Joseph, DPM, FIDSA has disclosed that he receives Honorarium/Expenses, is a Consultant to and serves on the Speaker's Bureau for Pfizer and Merck.