Radi Noorsyawal, Fahmi Jaka Yusuf, Kemas Dahlan, Ratna Maila Dewi
Introduction: Diabetic foot ulcer are one of several serious complications of diabetes progression. Up to 15% of patients with diabetes have diabetic foot ulcer and these ulcers lead to more than 80,000 amputations per year in the United States. Many DFU classification systems have been proposed to predict clinical outcome; however, almost of these systems have limitations. To categorize and define DFU objectively, the International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) developed the PEDIS classification system. These collective findings and because of there is no findings of characteristic of DFU based on PEDIS classification in Mohammad Hoesin Hospital indicate that this research is needed to do.
Method: This is a prospective study at Mohammad Hoesin hospital, Palembang. The aim is to describe the characteristic of diabetic foot ulcers based on PEDIS classification. There were 41 cases evaluated under this study.
Results: Peripheral arterial disease is the most problem in perfusion. 1-3 cm2 is the most happen in extent. Wound depth on fascia or muscle or tendon is the most happen. Abscess or fascitis is the most problem in infection. Loss of sensation is the most happen. PEDIS score ≥ 7 is the most happen.
Conclusion: Early prevention and treatment from vascular and endovascular surgery can be considered as the most important for the management of diabetic foot ulcers patient.
Keywords: Diabetic Foot Ulcer, PEDIS classification, Peripheral Arterial Disease