The value of Doppler waveform analysis in predicting major lower extremity amputation among dialysis patients treated for diabetic foot ulcers.

@article{Tsai2013TheVO,
  title={The value of Doppler waveform analysis in predicting major lower extremity amputation among dialysis patients treated for diabetic foot ulcers.},
  author={Chih-Yiu Tsai and Sung-Yu Chu and Y Eugenia Wen and L Hsu and Chun-Chi Chen and Shih-Hui Peng and Chung-Huei Huang and Jui-hung Sun and Yu-Yao Huang},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={181-8}
}
AIMS This study examined the predictors for lower extremity amputation (LEA) in patients with diabetic foot ulcers according to kidney function and, in the case of dialysis patients, specifically evaluated the vasculature with the ankle-brachial index (ABI) and Doppler waveforms. METHODS Among 658 diabetic patients admitted to the Diabetic Foot Care Center, 286 had an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)≥ 60 ml/min per 1.73 m(2), 275 had an eGFR<60, and 97 patients were under… CONTINUE READING
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