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AIRS CLINIC LODI 209-224-5236 AIRS CLINIC LODI PREVENTING AMPUTATION AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. J. MUSTAPHA AT HIS CLINIC IN MICHIGAN LEG PAIN / CHRONIC LIMB ISCHEMIA / DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS BY DR. EZELL ASKEW AIRS CLINIC, LODI CA Peripheral Vascular Disease CHRONIC ISHEMIA Chronic limb ischemia is a process where there is limited flow of blood to a limb and injury to the soft tissue of the limb. This process is defined by specific blood pressures within the lower extremities. This process is seen in more than 1 million Americans, and it costs the healthcare system 3 billion dollars a year. There are approximately 8o thousand amputations a year in the United States. 1.6 million Americans are now living with the loss of a limb. In one year 30% of patients with chronic limb ischemia will undergo amputation, 45% will have persistent ischemia or improved ischemia and 25% will die in the same period. ACV A Mt M The Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Diabetic Foot Ulcers Dr. Mustapha is one of the worlds leading authorities on limb revascularization. He has written many pier reviewed articles and served as a primary scientific investigator in many important medical studies. His research has defined some of the most cutting edge techniques used in treating patients who have threatened limbs. His work has resulted in techniques that preserve limbs and lives around the world every day. Diabetes is associated with a special type of vascular disease that can result in high leg amputation rates. Global diabetes rate have increased from 30 million in 1985 to 285 million in 2010. 15% of DM patients will develop a foot ulcer and approximately 20% of healthcare costs are spent on diabetic foot ulcers. 50%-70% of all amputations are due to foot ulcers. Globally, a diabetic foot is amputated every 30 sec, and amputation is associated with significant mortality. I recently talked to a world leader, Dr Mustapha, about amputations. AIRS CLINIC: What are some of the most important tools used in preventing amputation? Who are the most critical patients we must treat? Dr. Mustapha: Certainly all patients are important, however diabetics have the highest rate of amputation and are 15 x more likely to have amputations. A treating physician has to be able to perform procedures from the patient's foot. We call this retrograde access. This is based on our research that clearly defined the nature of arterial occlusions. AIRS CLINIC: What can be done about the high rate of amputations and high rate of mortality seen in diabetic patients SEE IMAGE RIGHT (Dr. Mustapha and Dr. Askew during recent training visit in Michigan) Dr. Mustapha: Caring for diabetic patients require that specialized groups of physicians work together to employ skills of revascularization, surgical interventio, podiatry and specialized techniques for wound healing. It takes a team. We are ischemia fighters- Surgeons, Podiatrist, Cardiologist, Radiologist, Nurse Practitioners, Internal medicine, Endocrinologist and the list goes on. FIND LOCAL ISCHEMIA FIGHTERS! AIRS CLINIC 801 S. FAIRMONT AVE LODI, CA AIRS CLINIC LODI 209-224-5236 AIRS CLINIC LODI PREVENTING AMPUTATION AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. J. MUSTAPHA AT HIS CLINIC IN MICHIGAN LEG PAIN / CHRONIC LIMB ISCHEMIA / DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS BY DR. EZELL ASKEW AIRS CLINIC, LODI CA Peripheral Vascular Disease CHRONIC ISHEMIA Chronic limb ischemia is a process where there is limited flow of blood to a limb and injury to the soft tissue of the limb. This process is defined by specific blood pressures within the lower extremities. This process is seen in more than 1 million Americans, and it costs the healthcare system 3 billion dollars a year. There are approximately 8o thousand amputations a year in the United States. 1.6 million Americans are now living with the loss of a limb. In one year 30% of patients with chronic limb ischemia will undergo amputation, 45% will have persistent ischemia or improved ischemia and 25% will die in the same period. ACV A Mt M The Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Diabetic Foot Ulcers Dr. Mustapha is one of the worlds leading authorities on limb revascularization. He has written many pier reviewed articles and served as a primary scientific investigator in many important medical studies. His research has defined some of the most cutting edge techniques used in treating patients who have threatened limbs. His work has resulted in techniques that preserve limbs and lives around the world every day. Diabetes is associated with a special type of vascular disease that can result in high leg amputation rates. Global diabetes rate have increased from 30 million in 1985 to 285 million in 2010. 15% of DM patients will develop a foot ulcer and approximately 20% of healthcare costs are spent on diabetic foot ulcers. 50%-70% of all amputations are due to foot ulcers. Globally, a diabetic foot is amputated every 30 sec, and amputation is associated with significant mortality. I recently talked to a world leader, Dr Mustapha, about amputations. AIRS CLINIC: What are some of the most important tools used in preventing amputation? Who are the most critical patients we must treat? Dr. Mustapha: Certainly all patients are important, however diabetics have the highest rate of amputation and are 15 x more likely to have amputations. A treating physician has to be able to perform procedures from the patient's foot. We call this retrograde access. This is based on our research that clearly defined the nature of arterial occlusions. AIRS CLINIC: What can be done about the high rate of amputations and high rate of mortality seen in diabetic patients SEE IMAGE RIGHT (Dr. Mustapha and Dr. Askew during recent training visit in Michigan) Dr. Mustapha: Caring for diabetic patients require that specialized groups of physicians work together to employ skills of revascularization, surgical interventio, podiatry and specialized techniques for wound healing. It takes a team. We are ischemia fighters- Surgeons, Podiatrist, Cardiologist, Radiologist, Nurse Practitioners, Internal medicine, Endocrinologist and the list goes on. FIND LOCAL ISCHEMIA FIGHTERS! AIRS CLINIC 801 S. FAIRMONT AVE LODI, CA