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Insulin use, dialysis predicted poor wound healing after endovascular therapy

August 28, 2014

Patients undergoing endovascular therapy for critical limb ischemia were significantly more likely to have non-healing wounds if they used insulin, were dependent on hemodialysis or had major tissue loss, according to recent findings.

The researchers aimed to determine factors associated with non-healing of wounds in patients who have undergone successful endovascular therapy for critical limb ischemia (CLI). They suggested that comorbidities particular to the patient, vascular anatomy, wound features and interventional strategies may predict the probability of wound healing.

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DEFINITIVE LE published: Directional atherectomy effective regardless of diabetes status

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Patients with or without diabetes who underwent directional atherectomy for peripheral artery disease experienced similar rates of primary patency at 12 months…

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Lipid Forum II Highlights

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Risk stratification and appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain difficult concepts for practitioners…
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

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Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)…
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Weight loss at any age can result in long-term CV benefit

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