Diabetes foot ulceration in a Nigerian hospital: in‐hospital mortality in relation to the presenting demographic, clinical and laboratory features
Wiley - Blackwell Publishing
This prospective study assessed in‐hospital mortality from diabetic foot ulcer in relation to the demographic, clinical and laboratory features at presentation. Forty‐two patients admitted with diabetic foot ulcer were followed up from admission till discharge from hospital. Those who survived or died were compared for any differences in demographic, clinical and laboratory parameters at presentation. The mean age and duration of diabetes for the 42 patients were 56.1 ± 1.9 years and 8.3 ± 1.1 years, respectively. The in‐hospital mortality rate amongst the 42 subjects was 40.5%. Ulcer grade 4, leucocytosis and anaemia were more prevalent in those who demised in comparison with survivors.
Diabetic foot ulceration , In-hospital mortality , Hospital , Patient , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Ekpebegh CO, Iwuala SO, Fasanmade OA, Ogbera AO, Igumbor E, Ohwovoriole AE. Diabetes foot ulceration in a Nigerian hospital: in‐hospital mortality in relation to the presenting demographic, clinical and laboratory features. 2009; 6(5):381-385