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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Evaluation of clinical trajectories and identification of modifiable risk factors to improve secondary prevention of amputation in Veterans with diabetes following an initial toe amputation.
Principal Investigator:

Alyson Littman

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $69,059
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Toe amputations are often naively viewed as an inconsequential surgical procedure with little functional impact. Instead, a toe amputation is often the inciting event in a cascade of progressive loss of function and quality of life. One in three people undergoing toe amputations due to chronic illness fail to heal the amputation in a timely manner, requiring additional amputation surgery(ies) and one in five die in the following year. Inadequate healing may be related to suboptimal management of...

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