Detailed protocol of ischemia and the use of noninvasive vascular laboratory testing in diabetic foot ulcers

Victoria J. Teodorescu, Christopher Chen, Nicholas Morrissey, Peter L. Faries, Michael L. Marin, Larry H. Hollier

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Abstract

Diabetic foot ulcers are frequently complicated by the presence of arterial occlusive disease (PAD). It is often difficult to assess the severity of ischemia by history and physical examination alone; a combination of different types of noninvasive laboratory testing may be necessary. Pulse-volume recordings and segmental pressures should be routinely obtained. If questions persist, an anatomic study is warranted. Duplex ultrasonography can provide accurate information with little risk to the patient and so should be readily obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S75-S80
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume187
Issue number5 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

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