Diabetic limb salvage

too much of a good thing?

Luis R. Leon, John Pacanowski, Erika Ranellone, David G Armstrong

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Abstract

Diabetic foot complications exact a significant toll on patients specifically and the health care system in general. Most data suggest that limb preservation generally results in a higher quality (and quantity) of life for the patient and lower overall direct and indirect costs. However, when focusing on a specific patient, significant questions remain. The most significant being: how much effort is too much? The purpose of this manuscript is to present a case that explores this issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-667
Number of pages7
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume44
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Limb Salvage
Diabetic Foot
Diabetes Complications
Extremities
Quality of Life
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Leon, L. R., Pacanowski, J., Ranellone, E., & Armstrong, D. G. (2010). Diabetic limb salvage: too much of a good thing? Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 44(8), 661-667.

Diabetic limb salvage : too much of a good thing? / Leon, Luis R.; Pacanowski, John; Ranellone, Erika; Armstrong, David G.

In: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Vol. 44, No. 8, 11.2010, p. 661-667.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leon, LR, Pacanowski, J, Ranellone, E & Armstrong, DG 2010, 'Diabetic limb salvage: too much of a good thing?', Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, vol. 44, no. 8, pp. 661-667.
Leon, Luis R. ; Pacanowski, John ; Ranellone, Erika ; Armstrong, David G. / Diabetic limb salvage : too much of a good thing?. In: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 44, No. 8. pp. 661-667.
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