Lower limb vascular amputations represent serious problem in the vascular care. As a consequence of critical limb ischemia, often associated with diabetes, it is highly critical to health care service aiming at prevention of limb loss. Understanding of the nature and complexity of amputation scenario is paramount for the effective preventive strategy planning and implementation. Amputation incidence and data of the trends show high variability in the international reports. Variability is also remarkable in a more granular, regional comparison. Different calculation methods for incidence fraction, varying epidemiological, demographic features of the populations, different socio-economic, cultural backgrounds and disparity in vascular care are the main factors contributing to this variability in reports. Lower limb amputations can be considered as a valuable healthcare quality indicator with some limitations. One of these limitations is the lower actionability that corresponds to the reduced ability of health care providers to intervene influencing the burden of amputations. Lower limb vascular amputations represent a lifetime risk, therefore not only the effective revascularization is to be achieved but the importance of the early recognition of peripheral arterial disease, no delay in referral to special vascular care, effective vascular risk prevention and collaboration in multidisciplinary teams should be also emphasized.
"No more amputations" : a complex scientific problem and a challenge for effective preventive strategy implementation on vascular field / E. Kolossváry, K. Farkas, M.P. Colgan, M. Edmonds, H.P. Fitzgerald, M. Fox, Z. Pécsvárady, J.C. Wautrecht, M. Catalano. - In: INTERNATIONAL ANGIOLOGY. - ISSN 1827-1839. - 36:2(2017 Apr), pp. 107-115.
|Titolo:||"No more amputations" : a complex scientific problem and a challenge for effective preventive strategy implementation on vascular field|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna|
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S0392-9590.16.03673-7|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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