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Moderate to severe soft tissue diabetic foot infections. A randomized, controlled, pilot trial of post-debridement antibiotic treatment for 10 versus 20 days.

Pham T-T, Gariani K, Richard J-C, Kressmann B, Jornayvaz FR, Philippe J et al.

Ann Surg 2022; 276: 233-238.

In this pilot trial, clinical remission at two months occurred after 27/35 patients who had 10 days of antibiotics versus 22/31 who had them for 20 days, P=0.32.

Comment: Is the full trial justified?

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