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A randomized, controlled study to investigate the efficacy and safety of a topical gentamicin-collagen sponge in combination with systemic antibiotic therapy in diabetic patients with a moderate or severe foot ulcer infection

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Kressmann, Benjamin
Toumanova, Anna
Jaafar, Jaafar
Published in BMC Infectious Diseases. 2018, vol. 18, no. 361, p. 9
Abstract Background: An adjunctive topical therapy with gentamicin-sponges to systemic antibiotic therapy might improve the healing of infected diabetic foot ulcers (DFUI). Methods: Single-center, investigator-blinded pilot study, randomizing (1:1) the gentamicin-sponge with systemic antibiotic versus systemic antibiotics alone for patients with DFUI. Results: We included 88 DFUI episodes with 43 patients in the gentamicin-sponge arm and 45 in the control arm. Overall, 64 (64/88; 73%) witnessed total clinical cure, 13 (15%) significant improvement, and 46 (52%) showed total eradication of all pathogens at the final visit. Regarding final clinical cure, there was no difference in favour of the gentamicin-sponges (26/45 vs. 31/43; p = 0.16). However, the gentamicin-sponge arm tended to a more rapid healing. In multivariate analysis adjusting for the case-mix, the variable “gentamicin-sponge” was not significantly associated with “cure and improvement”. Gentamicin-sponges were very well tolerated, without any attributed adverse events. Conclusions: The gentamicin-sponge was very well tolerated, but did not significantly influence overall cure.
Keywords Gentamicin spongeDiabetic foot infectionsPathogensCureSafety
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UCKAY, Ilker et al. A randomized, controlled study to investigate the efficacy and safety of a topical gentamicin-collagen sponge in combination with systemic antibiotic therapy in diabetic patients with a moderate or severe foot ulcer infection. In: BMC Infectious Diseases, 2018, vol. 18, n° 361, p. 9. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:107797

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