Announcements

Seminar in Medicine, 16.03.2018, Prof. Dr. Levent Ošuzkurt

Author: KUSOM
Time: 15:00
Location: MED 176

 

KOÇ UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

 
SEMINAR IN MEDICINE
Friday, March 16th, 2018

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Speaker    : Prof. Dr. Levent Ošuzkurt,  Koç University Hospital - Department of Radiology
Title          : Role of peripheral artery disease and endovascular revascularization in diabetic foot ulcers
Time         : 15.00 (Refreshments will be served at 14:45)
Place         : MED 176

TelePresence  : AH Dean's Office / KUH 9th floor Meeting Room

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Role of peripheral artery disease and endovascular revascularization in diabetic foot ulcers


Diabetes mellitus is a major global epidemic with an estimated prevalence of 550 million people affected by the year 2030. Such a profound demographic shift is likely to yield a corresponding increase in peripheral artery disease (PAD) prevalence. It has long been taught that the pathophysiology of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is neuropathy which is untreatable. In the modern era, it is evident that the majority of foot ulcers have an ischemic element. PAD is a complicating risk factor in >50% of diabetic foot ulcers and prevalence increases with duration of diabetes. PAD occurs at a younger age, progresses more rapidly and is more frequent in the small infrapopliteal arteries in diabetics than in nondiabetics. Diagnosis of PAD can be challenging and is usually made with foot pressure or perfusion measurements and radiological imaging methods. Failure to recognize and treat ischemia is a major risk for minor and major amputations. Endovascular treatment has recently become the choice of treatment in patient with DFU. It restores perfusion, increases healing rate and decreases minor and major amputations in this patient group.