Nadeem Bari

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, 11942, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Bacteriology of Diabetic Foot and Hand Ulcers?A Preliminary Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
    Author(s): Muhammad Musthafa Poyil* and Nadeem Bari

    Diabetes mellitus is a disease which occurs when the pancreas either fails to secrete the insulin or the body becomes unable to use the secreted insulin. As the disease progresses, diabetic ulcers which are open sores or wounds may develop as it has been reported in more than 25% of the patients. Even though the diabetic foot ulcers are more common the ulcers can develop on hands also. Infections with various pathogenic bacteria are common in such ulcers (40%-80%) and the multi-drug resistant bacterial strains and the complication arise from them cause prolonged morbidity, amputation of lower limb and in extreme cases even mortalities. So, to understand the quantitative and qualitative bacterial population in such diabetic wound ulcers are important. In the present study we analyze 53 diabetic patients with foot or hand ulcers for the characteristics of the bacterial community in thei.. Read More»

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