Monday, March 16, 2009

Foot Screenings


  • Preventive foot care to diabetic patients can lower amputation rates
  • Estimated that less than 10% of ESRD patients receive monthly foot screens
  • Less than half of the US dialysis centers have a program in place for routine screenings
  • Severe forms of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) manifest in the form of Lower Limb Ischemia
  • Estimated less than 5% of ESRD patients with early PAD are referred to a specialist for further diagnosis and treatment

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