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Received: 5 July 2017
Accepted: 11 July 2018
First Online: 2 August 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The local Ethics Committee of Geneva Canton approved our study (number 13–039). Diabetologists, orthopaedic surgeons, podiatrists, infectious diseases physicians, reeducation specialists, and many internists were informed about this study. Theses colleagues informed the investigators whenever they encountered patients with diabetic foot infections or diabetic foot ulcers. The study team orally informed eligible patients about the possibility of participating in this study. Upon interest, the patients read and signed the consent letter (in French language). Thus, the consent to participate was always written and signed by the patients themselves. The patients had enough time (several hours until two days) to read or discuss the consent letter either with their family, the nursing team, the physicians, and finally always with the study team. The participating patients were followed-up by the study team.
: The local Ethics Committee of Geneva Canton consented for publication. Regarding the Figs. InternalRef removed, InternalRef removed, and InternalRef removed, as well as the Additional file 2: Video S1, all photographed persons signed a written consent. They are all alive at the revision of this manuscript. Besides for the Additional file 2: Video S1, we avoided the photograph the face. The “doctor” or “nurse” on the Additional file 2: Video S1 is the second author of this manuscript (Additional file InternalRef removed).
: A.T., S.M., D.L., and B.K. declare no conflict of interest. B.A.L. has served as a consultant to Innocoll, Forest, Cubist, Merck, and Pfizer. I.U. has received an unconditional research donation from Innocoll.
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