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dc.contributor.authorDòria, Montserrat
dc.contributor.authorRosado, Verónica
dc.contributor.authorPacheco, Linda R.
dc.contributor.authorHernández García, Marta
dc.contributor.authorBetriu i Bars, M. Àngels
dc.contributor.authorValls, Joan
dc.contributor.authorFranch-Nadal, Josep
dc.contributor.authorFernández i Giráldez, Elvira
dc.contributor.authorMauricio Puente, Dídac
dc.description.abstractAim. To assess the prevalence of diabetic foot and other associated conditions in patients with diabetes mellitus under renal replacement in the region of Lleida, Spain. Methods. This was an observational, cross-sectional study of 92 dialysis-treated diabetic patients. Besides a podiatric examination, we explored the presence of cardiovascular risk factors, late diabetes complications, including peripheral neuropathy, atherosclerotic disease, and peripheral artery disease. We assessed risk factors for foot ulceration and amputation by logistic regression. Results. Prevalent diabetic foot was found in 17.4% of patients, foot deformities were found in 54.3%, previous ulcer was found in 19.6%, and amputations were found in 16.3%; and 87% of them had some risk of suffering diabetic foot in the future. We observed a high prevalence of patients with peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease (89.1% and 64.2%, resp.). Multivariable analysis identified diabetic retinopathy and advanced atherosclerotic disease (stenosing carotid plaques) as independent risk factors for foot ulceration (p=0.004 and p=0.023, resp.) and diabetic retinopathy also as an independent risk factor for lower-limb amputations (p=0.013). Moreover, there was a temporal association between the initiation of dialysis and the incidence of amputations. Conclusion. Diabetic patients receiving dialysis therapy are at high risk of foot complications and should receive appropriate and intensive foot care.
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
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dc.relation.ispartofBiomed Research International, 2016
dc.rightscc-by (c) Dòria, Montserrat et al., 2016
dc.titlePrevalence of Diabetic Foot Disease in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus under Renal Replacement Therapy in Lleida, Spain

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