33% Reduction in Major Amputations in Non-White Patients with Diabetes In States Adopting Medicaid Expansion vs. No Change in Non-Adopters #ActAgainstAmputation @UArizona @USC @ALPSLimb @apma

This manuscript from our combined team led by Tze Woei Tan was just published in JAMA Network Open. Further coverage of this manuscript can be found in Close Concerns here. Rates of Diabetes-Related Major Amputations Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Adults Following Medicaid Expansion Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Tze-Woei Tan, MD1,2; Elizabeth A. Calhoun, PhD3; Shannon M. Knapp, PhD4; Adelina... Continue Reading →

First-ever “episode of care” data shows the true toll of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Study @USC @KeckMedUSC

This from our collective team at USC / University of Michigan / University of Arizona and Podimetrics We validated a model to identify diabetic foot ulcer episodes in Medicare data.With this model, we compared morbidity and mortality rates during and after episodes.All-cause mortality was 1.5 times more likely during diabetic foot ulcer episodes.All-cause hospitalization was... Continue Reading →

Association of select preventative services and hospitalization in people with diabetes: diabetic foot exams confer a 33% reduction in hospitalization risk @APMA @RFUMS @ALPSlimb

Important work from Albright and Fleischer from Dartmouth and Rosalind Franklin University, respectively. This continues the important general data narrative suggesting that looking after the limb extends ulcer-free, hospital-free and activity-rich days. Association of select preventative services and hospitalization in people with diabetes Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the utilization rates... Continue Reading →

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