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GUIDELINE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 55-62

Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot


Department of Vascular Surgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yongquan Gu
Department of Vascular Surgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Bering 100053
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/VIT.VIT_15_19

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Diabetic foot is one of the serious chronic complications caused by diabetes mellitus. The guidelines introduce the fundamental concepts of diabetic foot, distinction between diabetic lower-extremity ischemia and lower-extremity arteriosclerosis with concurrent diabetes mellitus, pathological features of diabetic foot lesions, and the prognosis. This article focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot, including endovascular arterial revascularization of lower extremity, arterial bypass reconstruction, and stem cell transplantation. The selection of therapeutic schemes for the larger, middle, and small artery lesions and the perioperative management are also discussed in detail.


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