Infectious Diseases Society of America

The Infectious Diseases Society of America's Guideline Update presents concise summaries of important IDSA guidelines. In this episode, Dr. Benjamen Lipsky joins us to discuss the 2012 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections. Dr. Lipsky talks about the diagnosis of diabetic foot infections including clinical assessment, when imaging should be obtained, the place of culture and when to order a bone biopsy for osteomyelitis. Then Dr. Lipsky discusses the microbiology of diabetic foot infections, recommendations for wound care, and antibiotic recommendations.

For details of the guidelines presented, please go to .

Presented by:

Neil S. Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital.

Benjamin Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA,FRPC
Pofessor of Medicine
VA Puget Sound
University of Washington

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