Caribbean “substitution culture” is a barrier to effective treatment of persons with diabetic foot infections
Shamir O Cawich, Vijay Naraynsingh, Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
Ramesh Jonallagadda, Department of Surgery, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, West Indies
Cameron Wilkinson, Department of Surgery, Windsor University, St. Kitts, West Indies
Author contributions: Cawich SO designed the study; Cawich SO, Naraynsingh V, Jonallagadda R and Wilkinson C performed the research; Cawich SO, Naraynsingh V, Jonallagadda R and Wilkinson C wrote the paper; Cawich SO, Naraynsingh V, Jonallagadda R and Wilkinson C revised the manuscript for final submission.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there are no financial relationships, personal relationships or other scenarios that may represent potential conflicts of interest.
Open-Access: This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Corresponding author: Shamir O Cawich, Professor, Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: February 27, 2018
Peer-review started: February 28, 2018
First decision: May 13, 2019
Revised: June 15, 2019
Accepted: July 17, 2019
Article in press: July 17, 2019
Published online: July 30, 2019