Reporting standards of studies and papers on foot ulcers in diabetes


In September 2016 the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology published the following paper written by members of the International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) in collaboration with EWMA.

“Reporting standards of studies and papers on the prevention and management of foot ulcers in diabetes: required details and markers of good quality”.

The paper summarise the core details required in the planning and reporting of intervention studies in the prevention and management of diabetic foot ulcers, including studies that focus on off-loading, stimulation of wound healing, peripheral artery disease, and infection.

The publication is linked with a previous EWMA initiative leading to the publication of the document: “EWMA study recommendations – for clinical investigations in leg ulcers and wound care” (2014).

With these publications, EWMA and IWGDF aim to support more high quality studies that will improve our understanding of clinical wound healing and raise the evidence level of the work undertaken.

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