Special Issue "Podiatry and Disease"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias
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Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28922 Alcorcón, Spain
Interests: health care; biomechanics; quality of life; shoes; pain; epidemiology; orthopedic; podiatry; prevention and promotion of the health; rehabilitation
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Prof. Dr. Carlos Romero-Morales
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Faculty of Sport Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, 28670 Madrid, Spain
Interests: health care; pain; ligaments; muscles; ultrasonography; musculoskeletal disorders; tendons
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Prof. Dr. Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo
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Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: feet; ligaments; muscles; musculoskeletal disorders; reliability; sports; tendons; ultrasonography; validation
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Prof. Dr. César Calvo-Lobo
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Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: ligaments; muscles; myofascial pain syndrome; musculoskeletal disorders; sports; tendons; ultrasonography
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Prof. Dr. Daniel López-López
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Research, Health and Podiatry Group, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing and Podiatry, Universidade da Coruña, 150403 Ferrol, Spain
Interests: biomechanics; quality of life; shoes; pain; epidemiology; orthopedic; podiatry; prevention and promotion of the health; rehabilitation
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Prof. Dr. Marta San-Antolín
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Department of Psychology, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: biomarkers; health care; nutrients; musculoskeletal disorders; sports; orthopedics; rheumatology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The feet disease are habitually conditions in the people who are related with decreased quality of life, balance impairment, increase the risk of falls, dificulty on putting shoes, fractures, restrict mobility and performance of activities of daily living that turn can produce serious physical, mental and social consequences in the older people. The role of the podiatry in the assessment, evaluation, and examination of foot disease is very important in the health care. The purpose of this special issue is to provide an overview of the most common foot disease precipitating factors, clinical presentation, evidence-based diagnostic evaluation, and treatment recommendations with a view to preventing medical conditions or deformities affecting the feet that may alter foot condition and general health.

Prof. Dr. Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias
Dr. Carlos Romero Morales
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo
Prof. Dr. César Calvo-Lobo
Prof. Dr. Daniel López-López
Prof. Marta San Antolín-Gil
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  • Wound Infection foot
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  • Diseases epidemiology digital dermatitis foot dermatoses foot ulcer wound infection

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Diabetic Foot Crossed Infection: A Case Report
Pathogens 2020, 9(7), 549; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9070549 - 08 Jul 2020
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This work presents a protocol to prevent the transmission of multidrug-resistant infections. We focus on the Diabetic Foot Unit Podiatry Clinic Area attached to the University of Seville in particular. The most common complication for patients with diabetes is leg ulcers. Together with [...] Read more.
This work presents a protocol to prevent the transmission of multidrug-resistant infections. We focus on the Diabetic Foot Unit Podiatry Clinic Area attached to the University of Seville in particular. The most common complication for patients with diabetes is leg ulcers. Together with neuropathy, vasculopathy, and immunological response disorder, these individuals have a high predisposition to developing infections. Staphylococcus aureus is a highly prevalent microorganism in humans which, at times, may act as a pathogen. Due mainly to indiscriminate abuse of antibiotics, the methicillin-resistant strain known by its initials as MRSA is the most extended nosocomial infection globally and is a severe community and hospital healthcare problem. This paper describes compliance with new general recommendations on cleaning, hygiene, and decontamination, in addition to implementation of this specific protocol, after detection of cross infection (healthcare-related infection) in the studied unit in two patients with MRSA-infected ulcers. After an in-depth bibliographical review, strict hand hygiene measures and use of non-sterile gloves were used when treating all patients with a diabetic foot. Finally, we reflect on the need to educate healthcare personnel to guarantee correct prescription of selected antibiotics. The role of the podiatrist in the multidisciplinary team is highlighted not only in terms of management and treatment of lesions in diabetic patients, but also as a healthcare agent for the detection and prevention of MRSA together with other multidrug-resistant infections. Full article
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