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Center for Limb Preservation

The Center for Limb Preservation cares for patients – most often people with diabetes – who have conditions that put them at risk for foot and leg amputation, such as infections, wounds that won't heal and peripheral artery disease. Our center is the first of its kind in the Bay Area to focus on preventing amputation.

Vascular surgeons and podiatrists manage care and coordinate referrals as needed. Patients may benefit from seeing specialists in cardiology, endocrinology, infectious disease, orthopedics, plastic surgery or rehabilitation.

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    Amputation prevention center offers hope for tough cases

    For patients with vascular conditions, our specialists in numerous fields draw on groundbreaking research to offer cutting-edge treatments and personalized follow-up care.

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    Endurant Stent Graft System vs Excluder Endoprothesis: ADVANCE Trial

    Proportion of patients with sac regression at 1 year, defined in accordance with SVS guidelines as the reduction in maximum diameter by >= 5 mm when compared to the first CT imaging study obtained within 90 days after index proced...


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    DFC 004 Biomarkers for Active Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Proportion of participants with complete wound healing by week 52, defined as complete wound closure where there is skin re-epithelialization without drainage or dressing requirements at two consecutive study visits 2 weeks apart.


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    PROMISE III: Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization for the Treatment of Late-Stage Chronic Lim...

    Freedom from major (above-ankle) amputation and death (all-cause mortality)


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    Post-approval Study of Transcarotid Artery Revascularization in Standard Risk Patients With Sig...

    Hierarchical composite of Major Adverse Events (MAEs) defined as any death, stroke, or myocardial infarction within 30 days of the index procedure


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    Adjunct Collection of Additional Biorepository Data From Patients Enrolled in Diabetic Foot Con...

    Proportion of participants consenting to participation in the biorepository from among DFC studies, by study and overall


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    BGC101 (EnEPC) Autologous Cell Therapy From Patient's Own Blood for Treatment of Critical Limb ...

    Incidence and proportion of incidence between treatment arms of adverse events of specific interest (AESI) and injection-related AE Incidence of serious adverse events (SAEs) including SAEs related or probably related to the treat...


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    C-myc Biomarker Study for Diabetic Foot Ulcers


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