Lower extremity arterial reconstruction for critical limb ischemia in diabetes.

  title={Lower extremity arterial reconstruction for critical limb ischemia in diabetes.},
  author={Enzo Ballotta and Antonio Toniato and Giacomo Piatto and Franco Mazzalai and Giuseppe Da Giau},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={59 3},
BACKGROUND The impact of diabetes mellitus on the technical and clinical outcomes of infrainguinal arterial reconstruction (IAR) for critical limb ischemia (CLI) remains controversial. This study analyzed the outcome of IAR in diabetic patients with CLI over a 17-year period. METHODS Details on all consecutive patients undergoing primary IAR at our institution were stored prospectively in a vascular registry from 1995 to 2011. Demographics, risk factors, indications for surgery, inflow… CONTINUE READING
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