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Screening techniques to identify the diabetic patient at risk of ulceration.

Authors
  • Simeone, L R
  • Veves, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1997
Volume
87
Issue
7
Pages
313–317
Identifiers
PMID: 9241973
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Foot problems are common in diabetic patients, with neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease being the main causative factors. Identification of high-risk feet can be accomplished by using basic clinical skills and simple equipment. Limb amputation is the most preventable of the long-term diabetes complications and a multidisciplinary approach can achieve a dramatic reduction of major limb amputations.

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