The effect of a multidisciplinary outpatient team approach on outcomes in diabetic foot care: a single center study.

The effect of a multidisciplinary outpatient team approach on outcomes in diabetic foot care: a single center study. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2019 Oct 09;: Authors: Huizing E, Schreve MA, Kortmann W, Bakker JP, de Vries JP, Ünlü Ç Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent studies showed no reduction in major amputation rates after introduction of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer. The efficacy of MDTs in the current standard of care is being questioned. This retrospective single-center study evaluated the efficacy of an outpatient MDT approach on limb salvage and ulcer healing in treating diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: Patients with a diabetic foot ulcer treated before (2015) and after (2017) implementation of an MDT in a single center were compared. The MDT met weekly and consisted of a vascular surgeon, physiatrist, internist, shoe technician, wound care nurse, nurse practitioner, cast technician, and podiatrist. The primary outcome was limb salvage at 1 year. Secondary outcomes were ulcer healing, amputation-free survival, freedom from any amputation, and overall survival. Multivariable Cox regression models were used to assess predictors for major amputation. RESULTS: A vascular surgeon treated 104 patients with 148 ulcers in 2015, and the multidisciplinary team treated 133 patients with 188 ulcers in 2017. Limb salvage (90.9% vs. 95.5%, P = 0.050), freedom from any amputation (56.5% vs. ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) Source Type: research

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