Dialysis patients, even without diabetes, have high risk for ulceration, amputation

By Jordana Bieze Foster Patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis are at high risk for foot ulcerations and amputation, regardless of whether they also have diabetes, according to research from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, that underscores the need for foot screening in this population. Investigators analyzed 450 patients, half of whom had diabetes. Foot ulcers were present in 10%, 21.6% had a history of foot ulceration, and 10.2% had undergone a lower extremity amputation

By Jordana Bieze Foster Patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis are at high risk for foot ulcerations and amputation, regardless of whether they also have diabetes, according to research from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, that underscores the need for foot screening in this population. Investigators analyzed 450 patients, half of whom had diabetes. Foot ulcers were present in 10%, 21.6% had a history of foot ulceration, and 10.2% had undergone a lower extremity amputation

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Dialysis patients, even without diabetes, have high risk for ulceration, amputation