Diabetes and wound-related complications around the globe results in one major limb amputation every 30 seconds, over 2500 limbs lost per day. Foot problems in patients with diabetes mellitus are a major public health concern in the United States. In 2007 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention estimated that nearly 24 million people in the US have diabetes . Foot ulcers develop in about 15% of patients with diabetes, and foot disorders are a leading cause of hospitalization for patients with diabetes [2–4]. The lifetime risk of a person with diabetes developing a foot ulcer is as high as 25% . Up to 70% of all leg amputations in the United States are performed on people with diabetes and approximately 85% of lower limb amputations in patients with diabetes are preceded by foot amputation [6...
polyMed Pump-Self-Powered Polymer Muscle-Activated Streaming Therapy
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Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 24, 2013; published online June 18, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.
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Schoess, J., Armstrong, D., Bharara, M., and Sivaprakasam, K. (June 18, 2013). "polyMed Pump-Self-Powered Polymer Muscle-Activated Streaming Therapy." ASME. J. Med. Devices. June 2013; 7(2): 020939. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4024312
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