The clinician working in the area of the diabetic foot can’t help but being confronted with the complexities that renal disease adds to the healing and prevention equation. Many, if not most, of our complex patients on the SALSA service have added nephropathy. This has led us to coin the term “impaired Toemerular Filtration Rate” in our patient population.
Two of our colleagues, Professors Andrew Boulton and Lawrence Lavery, from Manchester and Texas, respectively, are working now to quantify the effects of impaired “TFR”. We in Tucson eagerly look forward to their further findings.