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Mortality rates and diabetic foot ulcers: is it time to communicate mortality risk to patients with diabetic foot ulceration?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19017860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five-year mortality rates after new-onset diabetic ulceration have been reported between 43% and 55% and up to 74% for patients with lower-extremity amputation. These rates are higher than those for several types of cancer including prostate, breast, colon, and Hodgkin's disease. These alarmingly high 5-year mortality rates should be addressed more aggressively by patients and providers alike. Cardiovascular diseases represent the major causal factor, and early preventive interventions to improve life expectancy in this most vulnerable patient cohort are essential. New-onset diabetic foot ulcers should be considered a marker for significantly increased mortality and should be aggressively managed locally, systemically, and psychologically.
Jeffrey M Robbins; Gerald Strauss; David Aron; Jodi Long; Jennifer Kuba; Yelena Kaplan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  98     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:    2008 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-21     Completed Date:  2009-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  489-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diabetic Foot / mortality*,  prevention & control,  psychology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Patient Education as Topic*

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