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    PEDIS Score for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Predicts 6-month risk of amputation and mortality in diabetic foot ulcers.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Use in an inpatient setting in patients with diabetic foot ulcer of any duration. Do not use in patients with secondary diabetes or those with foot ulcers caused by autoimmune disease or malignancy.

    When to Use
    Why Use
    • Hospitalized patients with diabetic foot ulcer of any duration.
    • Do not use in patients with secondary diabetes or those with foot ulcers caused by autoimmune disease or malignancy.

    Uses more objective findings than previous diabetic wound classification sytems such as the SINBAD and Wagner systems.

    No peripheral arterial disease
    0
    Peripheral arterial disease, no critical limb ischemia
    +1
    Critical limb ischemia
    +2
    Skin intact
    0
    <1 cm²
    +1
    1–3 cm²
    +2
    >3 cm²
    +3
    Skin intact
    0
    Superficial
    +1
    Fascia, muscle, tendon
    +2
    Bone or joint
    +3
    None
    0
    Surface
    +1
    Abscess, fasciitis, and/or septic arthritis
    +2
    Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
    +3
    Sensation intact
    0
    Loss of sensation
    +1

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    Dr. Fengning Chuan

    About the Creator

    Fengning Chuan, MD, is an endocrinologist and researcher at the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University in Chongqing, China. Dr. Chuan’s primary research is focused on treatment of diabetes and infectious diseases.

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