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The infected diabetes-related foot: Comparison of erythrocyte sedementation rate/albumin and C-reactive protein/albumin ratios with erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein to differentiate bone and soft tissue infections.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of C-reactive protein (CRP)/albumin, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)/albumin ratio, ESR, CRP and albumin to differentiate bone and soft tissue infection in persons with diabetes. We retrospectively evaluated 242 individuals admitted to hospital with diabetes-related foot infections (DFI). We categorised DFI cases as either bone (OM) or soft tissue infection based on bone culture and/or histology. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of CRP, ESR, albumin, CRP/albumin and ESR/albumin as biomarkers to diagnose OM in persons with diabetes. The median age was 53 years (74% male). There were 224 diabetes-related patients of which 125 had been diagnosed with osteomyelitis. The ESR/albumin and CRP/albumin ratios cut-points were >17.84 and >1.83, respectively. ESR/albumin and CRP/albumin ratios had similar diagnostic parameters: AUC (0.71, 0.71), sensitivity (70.0%, 57.0%), specificity (62.0%, 75.0%), positive predictive value (67.0%, 71.0%) and negative predictive value (66.0% and 71.0%). In contrast diagnostic efficiency of CRP and ESR were AUC 0.71 and 0.71, sensitivity (45.6%, 71.2%), specificity (85.5%, 60.7%), positive predictive value (70.0%, 65.9%) and negative predictive value (59.5%, 66.4%), respectively. When comparing area under the curves, the results showed that ESR/albumin was not significantly different to ESR alone (Delong test pvs ESR  >0.1). Similarly, CRP/albumin was not significantly different to CRP alone (Delong test pvs CRP  >0.1). In conclusion, ESR/albumin and CRP/albumin ratios provided comparable results as using ESR and CRP alone.

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