Saving the diabetic foot with special reference to the patient with chronic renal failure.

@article{Deery2001SavingTD,
  title={Saving the diabetic foot with special reference to the patient with chronic renal failure.},
  author={H Gunner Deery and Jon A. Sangeorzan},
  journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          953-81
        }
}
The chronic renal failure patient with diabetes has a lower limb amputation rate 10 times greater than the diabetic population at large. In studies of causal pathways leading to non-traumatic related lower extremity amputation, foot ulcers preceded approximately 84% of the amputations. Even though foot ulcers are more likely to develop in patients with diabetic nephropathy, they are no less likely to heal than are those in diabetic patients with normal renal function. Consequently, attempts to… CONTINUE READING

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