Diabetic foot wounds in haemodialysis patients: 2-year outcome after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and minor amputation

Kyoichi Matsuzaki, Akira Miyamoto, Naohiro Hakamata, Masahiro Fukuda, Yasutaka Yamauchi, Takako Akita, Ryoji Kuhara, Shingo Tezuka

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Abstract

Critical limb ischaemia (CLI) is known to be associated with high mortality. In some patients, surgery cannot be performed due to high risk of perioperative death and complications. In other cases, there is only pain at rest but no wound. Therefore, it is difficult to accurately predict the prognosis of individual patients. We examined the prognosis of CLI cases in which therapeutic footwear was made for ambulation after wounds healed. The subjects were 31 haemodialysis patients with diabetic foot wounds, which were treated with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and minor amputation. The subjects were 22 men and 9 women. Female patients were significantly older than male patients (P = 0·046). Two-year postoperative outcomes were survival in 19 patients and death in 12 patients. Eight of twelve deceased patients had a history of coronary intervention. There were 8 deaths among 13 patients with such history, indicating a marginally significant increase in the mortality rate (P = 0·060). Re-amputation was performed in 6 of 19 patients who survived. Two years postoperatively, 41·9% of patients overall survived without re-amputation. It is important to increase the number of cases for further study to improve the well-being of CLI patients and to examine medical economics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-700
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Wound Journal
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Haemodialysis
  • Minor amputation
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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