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Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2013 Jun;45(6):673-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2013.02.014. Epub 2013 Mar 27.

Evidence-based management of PAD & the diabetic foot.

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St George's Vascular Institute, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK. j.brownrigg@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

Diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) is associated with high morbidity and mortality, and represents the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with diabetes. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), present in half of patients with DFU, is an independent predictor of limb loss and can be difficult to diagnose in a diabetic population. This review focuses on the evidence for therapeutic strategies in the management of patients with DFU. We highlight the importance of timely referral of patients presenting with a new foot ulcer to a multidisciplinary team, which includes vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists.

PMID:
23540807
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejvs.2013.02.014
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