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Tucson, Georgia 85723


Purpose:

Foot ulcers remain the most common reason for hospital admission among veterans with diabetes. Healing and preventing these wounds should be a high priority for clinicians treating these high-risk patients. Previous work by the investigators has suggested that diabetic foot ulcers are preceded by inflammation, which can potentially be detected with a thermometer.


Study summary:

Background: Foot ulcers remain the most common reason for hospital admission among veterans with diabetes. Healing and preventing these wounds should be a high priority for clinicians treating these high-risk patients. Previous work by the investigators has suggested that diabetic foot ulcers are preceded by inflammation, which can potentially be detected with a thermometer. Objectives: The purpose of this project is to evaluate the utility of a novel personal dermal thermometry system to empower patients and caregivers and thereby reduce the risk for lower extremity ulceration and amputation in veterans at high risk for these complications. Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 384 patients are being enrolled and assigned to either standard of care (SC) or SC plus a personal dermal thermometer (DT) to evaluate and log their plantar skin temperatures. All patients are given access to a 24 hour "hot foot line" to call for immediate access to care if they identify a hot spot (DT group) or a site of concern on standard self-evaluation (SC). All patients are assigned a sophisticated computerized activity monitor, which allows investigators access to time and magnitude of activity, downloaded at regular patient visits. Status: Project work is complete


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: vibration perception threshold needs to be greater than 25, palpable pulse, Over 18 years of age Has Diabetes and Neuropathy Exclusion Criteria: No ulcers. Unable to walk without assistance of wheelchair or crutches


NCT ID:

NCT00105755


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Brent Nixon, DPM MBA BA
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Tucson, Georgia 85723
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: December 17, 2017

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