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Autoamputation of diabetic toe with dry gangrene: a myth or a fact?

Overview of attention for article published in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, June 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Autoamputation of diabetic toe with dry gangrene: a myth or a fact?
Published in
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, June 2018
DOI 10.2147/dmso.s164199
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Authors

Abdullah AlWahbi

Abstract

Diabetes is associated with various complications and reduced quality of life. Of the many complications, some are life-threatening. Among these, foot complications remain an important concern. The major foot complications include foot ulceration, cellulitis, abscess, wet gangrene, dry gangrene, and necrotizing fasciitis, with different pathophysiological concepts behind each of them. Gangrene occurs due to reduced blood supply in the body tissues that leads to necrosis. This condition may arise because of an injury, infection, or other health conditions, majorly diabetes. Gangrene is classified as dry, wet, and gas gangrene. In case of wet and gas gangrene, surgical amputation is usually performed to prevent the spread of infection to other tissues. In dry gangrene, due to the presence of clear demarcation, autoamputation is preferred in certain parts of the globe. The present review aims to analyze the mode of dry gangrene management in diabetic patients based on previous evidence and plans to highlight various management strategies available for dry gangrene and the advantages/disadvantages of different treatments with special consideration to autoamputation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 31%
Student > Master 7 11%
Student > Postgraduate 5 8%
Researcher 4 6%
Other 3 5%
Other 7 11%
Unknown 17 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 39%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 10%
Unspecified 3 5%
Psychology 2 3%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 18 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 August 2019.
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#3,032,928
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Outputs from Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
#103
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#77,308
of 280,893 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
#4
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