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Criticallimb ischemia

Han Luo, Hongliu Yang, Bin Huang, Ding Yuan, Jingqiang Zhu, Jichun Zhao
OBJECTIVE: General malnutrition usually occurs in critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients because of shortness of appetite and sleeplessness leaded by chronic pain. And amputation frequently is end-point of CLI patients. So the aim of this study was to assess the predictive ability of Geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) for predicting amputation in patients with CLI. METHODS: A retrospective study was designed. Demographics, history, comorbidity, and risk factors for peripheral vascular disease of admitted patients, and laboratory study were documented...
2016: PloS One
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