Why Australian and Indian researchers should collaborate to advance wound management innovation

Upton, Zee (2013) Why Australian and Indian researchers should collaborate to advance wound management innovation. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, 6(1), pp. 1-3.

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In 2011, 366 million people suffered from diabetes worldwide, resulting in 4.6 million deaths at a cost of US$465 billion in direct healthcare expenditures1. India has the world’s second largest diabetic population at 61.8 million (8.3% of total population)1, while in Australia 8.1% of the population have been diagnosed with diabetes1. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) affect up to 25% of diabetic patients, precipitating 85% of all diabetic amputations2,3. DFUs have significant social and economic impacts associated with increased hospitalisation rates, cost of care, and the reduced capacity of patients and carers to work. In isolated regions of Australia and India the incidence of DFU and associated infection is substantially increased, resulting in hospitalisation rates up to 4- fold that of major cities...

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ID Code: 66438
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Tissue Repair , Regeneration , Australian and Indian Researchers
DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.110087
ISSN: 0974-5157
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2014 23:33
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2014 18:54

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