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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers through Manipulating the Skin Microbiota
Principal Investigator:

Mary-Claire Roghmann

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - December 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $174,236
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Diabetes is common in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patient population with a prevalence of 24% making it a priority clinical issue for Veterans. Between 10 and 25% of people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer during their lifetime. Diabetic foot ulcers are a leading cause of hospitalization, as well as the primary cause of lower limb amputations. About 5% of patients with a foot ulcer require an amputation each year, typically due to the development of infection at the site of t...

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