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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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Lipid Forum II Highlights

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

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