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Predictors of Lower-Extremity Amputation in Patients With an Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcer.

  • Kristy Pickwell
  • Volkert Siersma
  • Marleen Kars
  • Jan Apelqvist
  • Karel Bakker
  • Michael Edmonds
  • Per Holstein
  • Alexandra Jirkovská
  • Edward Jude
  • Didac Mauricio
  • Alberto Piaggesi
  • Gunnel Ragnarson Tennvall
  • Heinrich Reike
  • Maximilian Spraul
  • Luigi Uccioli
  • Vilma Urbancic
  • Kristien van Acker
  • Jeff van Baal
  • Nicolaas Schaper
Publishing year: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 852-857
Publication/Series: Diabetes Care
Volume: 38
Issue: 5
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: American Diabetes Association

Abstract english

Infection commonly complicates diabetic foot ulcers and is associated with a poor outcome. In a cohort of individuals with an infected diabetic foot ulcer, we aimed to determine independent predictors of lower-extremity amputation and the predictive value for amputation of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) classification system and to develop a risk score for predicting amputation.


  • Endocrinology and Diabetes


  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • ISSN: 1935-5548
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