Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers through Manipulating the Skin Microbiota|
|Congressional District Code:
||Clinical Science R&D
|| July 2018 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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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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