2018, Number 1
Revista Cubana de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular 2018; 19 (1)
Characterization of the patient with non-ischemic diabetic foot treated with Heberprot-P®
Rodríguez RY, Martínez GI
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Diabetes mellitus is a disease whose incidence and complications annually increase. Diabetic foot is one of the most fearful complications due to its characteristics and the vascular damage that occurs. The Heberprot-P® is a novel and unique drug for the treatment of this complication. Timely and appropriate use is important for limb salvage.
Objective: To describe the characteristics of patients with non ischemic diabetic foot treated with Heberprot-P®.
Methods: Retrospective, descriptive and observational study conducted in 151 patients with non-ischemic diabetic foot treated with Heberprot-P® in "General Calixto García" hospital in 2013 and 2014. The collected variables were age, sex, location, side effects, injury characteristics and outcomes.
Results: We found that 49.6 % of patients were over 60 years of age, 59.6 % were men and 92 % who suffered from type 2 diabetes mellitus. The most frequent location was the toes (33.8 %). In the study group, 21.1 % had some adverse reaction, being chills the most frequent. The highest number of cases went to Wagner classification II (31.1 %) and III (32.4 %); the lesions healed in 84.1 % of patients whereas 2.6 % were amputated.
Conclusions: It was observed that type 2 diabetic men aged over 60 years were more likely to suffering the disease, to having few adverse reactions, to healing more frequently and to being less amputated.