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An overview of temperature monitoring devices for early detection of diabetic foot disorders
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health Technology Assessment. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2010 (English)In: EXPERT REVIEW OF MEDICAL DEVICES, ISSN 1743-4440, Vol. 7, no 5, 711-718 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Diabetic foot complications are associated with substantial costs and loss of quality of life. This article gives an overview of available and emerging devices for the monitoring of foot temperature as a means of early detection of foot disorders in diabetes. The aim is to describe the technologies and to summarize experiences from experimental use. Studies show that regular monitoring of foot temperature may limit the incidence of disabling conditions such as foot ulcers and lower-limb amputations. Infrared thermometry and liquid crystal thermography were identified as the leading technologies in use today. Both technologies are feasible for temperature monitoring of the feet and could be used as a complement to current practices for foot examinations in diabetes.

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Expert Reviews , 2010. Vol. 7, no 5, 711-718 p.
Keyword [en]
diagnosis, neuropathic diabetic foot, prevention, thermography, ulceration
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60708DOI: 10.1586/ERD.10.35ISI: 000281826600019OAI: diva2:359794

Original Publication: Kerstin Roback, An overview of temperature monitoring devices for early detection of diabetic foot disorders, 2010, EXPERT REVIEW OF MEDICAL DEVICES, (7), 5, 711-718. Copyright: Expert Reviews

Available from: 2010-10-29 Created: 2010-10-22 Last updated: 2014-09-29

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