From our combined team: Time in Range (TIR) may help to predict amputation and mortality risk #ActAgainstAmputation @USC @USC_Vascular @KeckSchool_USC

This from our combined Chongqing/Singapore/USC team. This adds additional data pointing to a relationship with glucose, morbidity and mortality in high risk diabetic foot patients. Aims: To evaluate the association of time in range (TIR) with amputation and all-cause mortality in hospitalized patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed […]

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Pay For Performance Reduces Incident Ulceration, Amputation, Death in the Diabetic Foot: Nationwide Study

A key Taiwanese nationwide study suggests that focusing on quality can improve outcomes. See for yourself: A nationwide cohort investigation on pay-for-performance and major adverse limb events in patients with diabetes A nationwide cohort investigation on pay-for-performance and major adverse limb events in patients with diabetes Highlights The nationwide population-base investigation unlinked vascular benefit of […]

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Survival and factors predicting mortality after major and minor lower-extremity amputations among patients with diabetes: a population-based study using health information systems – PubMed

The present study confirms the high mortality rates described in patients with diabetes after non-traumatic LEA. It shows differences between minor and major LEA in terms of mortality rates and related risk factors. The study highlights the role of depression as specific risk factor for death in pat … — Read on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32690575/ Mortality at […]

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6.3 fold greater risk for mortality in people presenting with heel ulcers vs. forefoot ulcers

Intriguing work from Schofield and coworkers from the Salford Royal Infirmary report an independent risk of hindfoot DFU vs forefoot in the journal Diabetic Medicine. Introduction: We previously demonstrated in both a longitudinal study and in meta-analysis (pooled relative-risk RR, 2.45) that all-cause mortality is significantly higher in people with diabetes foot ulceration (DFU) than with […]

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Peripheral Neuropathy and All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in U.S. Adults @annalsofIM @CaitlinWHicks #PeripheralNeuropathy

Important work from Hicks and coworkers from Hopkins. Peripheral Neuropathy and All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in U.S. Adults Background: Growing evidence indicates that peripheral neuropathy (PN) is common even in the absence of diabetes. How- ever, the clinical sequelae of PN have not been quantified in the general population. Objective: To assess the associations of […]

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