2018, Number 1
Revista Cubana de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular 2018; 19 (1)
Characteristics of the diabetics treated with Heberprot-p® in Colón municipality
Catalá SE, Albanes GA, Sardiñas DI, García CY, Pinillos VPA
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: One of the most devastating vascular complications of Diabetes Mellitus is the diabetic foot, and development, neuropathy, ischemia and infection are usually involved in its onset and development.
Objective: To characterize diabetic patients treated with Heberprot-P®.
Methods: A descriptive and retrospective study was conducted in 213 patients with diabetic foot ulcers in Colón municipality, Matanzas province, in the period of January 2013 through December 2015. The following variables were analyzed: age, sex, metabolic control, years of progression of the disease, risk factors, Wagner classification, time of epithelization and number of amputations performed in the study period. Absolute and relative frequencies were calculated.
Results: Patients older than 60 years (38.5 %); women (n=109; 51.2 %) and patients with more than 10 years having the disease (n = 120; 56.3 %) predominated in the study. It was found that 53.5 % had adequate metabolic control. The risk factor in 25.8 % was foot pressure increase. Wagner´s classification I and II prevailed. In the group, 72.8 % reached complete epithelization in less than 40 days and 1.2% underwent amputation.
Conclusions: The application of Heberprot-P® in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers reduces the epithelial regeneration time and the number of lower limb amputations in diabetic people living in Colón municipality.