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Telemedicine, outpatient visits offer similar results for adults with diabetic foot ulcers

July 3, 2015

Adults with diabetic foot ulcers who consulted with clinicians by telephone or email experienced similar outcomes when compared with adults with diabetic foot ulcers monitored in an outpatient clinic setting, according to research in Diabetes Care.

In a study of Danish adults with diabetic foot ulcers randomly assigned to monitoring by telemedicine or outpatient clinic visits, researchers found both groups saw similar levels of complete ulcer healing and ulcer-related amputations. However, although low overall, mortality was significantly higher in the telemedicine arm.

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