A new wound-based severity score for diabetic foot ulcers: A prospective analysis of 1,000 patients.

@article{Beckert2006ANW,
  title={A new wound-based severity score for diabetic foot ulcers: A prospective analysis of 1,000 patients.},
  author={Stefan Beckert and Maria B. Witte and Corinna Wicke and Alfred Koenigsrainer and Dr. S. Coerper},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={
          988-92
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Several well-accepted classification systems are available for diabetic foot ulcers. However, there are only a few and scientifically not validated severity scores. The aim of this study was to establish a new wound-based clinical scoring system for diabetic foot ulcers suitable for daily clinical practice anticipating chances for healing and risk of amputation. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Four clinically defined parameters, namely palpable pedal pulses, probing to bone, ulcer… CONTINUE READING

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