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Brennan MB, Hess TM, Bartle B
Diabetic foot ulcer severity predicts mortality among veterans with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetic foot ulcers are associated with an increased risk of death. This study evaluated whether ulcer severity at presentation predicts mortality. It concluded that initial diabetic foot ulcer severity is a more significant predictor of subsequent mortality than coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, or stroke.
Citation: Brennan MB, Hess TM, Bartle B . Diabetic foot ulcer severity predicts mortality among veterans with type 2 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2017 Mar;31(3):556-561. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2016.11.020..
Keywords: Diabetes, Mortality, Veterans, Chronic Conditions, Pressure Ulcers