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The predictors of foot ulceration in people with scleroderma
Summary: Existing prevalence data suggests that 26-31% of people with scleroderma experience foot ulceration yet little is known about foot ulcers in this population group. The aim of this study is to identify predictors of foot ulceration in scleroderma and facilitate the development of appropriate screening tools.
Funding: Research Endowment Fund
Funding period: 2016-2017
The effectiveness of podiatry interventions for reducing foot ulceration and amputation in adults on dialysis: a pilot randomised controlled trial
Authors: Kaminski, Michelle, Singh, Nihal, Proctor, Michelle, Ierino, Francesco, Gock, Hilton, Fang, Doreen, Roberts, Veena, Landorf, Karl.
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of podiatry interventions for reducing foot ulceration and amputation in adults of dialysis
Design: Parallel-group pilot randomised controlled trial
Setting: Satellite dialysis units of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Participants: 29 participants with end stage renal failure on dialysis
Interventions: The experimental group received podiatry care including regular foot screening, foot care and footwear education.
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