chronic limb threatening ischaemia (CLTI)

The FraiLTI (Frailty in chronic Limb-Threatening Ischaemia) Protocol

February 28, 2024

Introduction Frailty, a concept gaining significant attention in recent years, is defined as a clinically recognisable state of increased vulnerability resulting from ageing-associated decline in reserve and function across multiple physiologic systems such that the ability to cope with everyday or acute stressors is compromised.1 Frailty leaves patients vulnerable to stressors such as illness, trauma…

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Ambulatory vascular clinics provide a safe and effective pathway for management of chronic limb threatening ischaemia

May 5, 2023

Introduction The management of chronic limb threatening ischaemia (CLTI) has changed rapidly over recent years, both due to the newer technologies in the realm of endovascular surgery1 and the current model of centralising vascular services.2 The outcomes of lower limb revascularisation, however, remain fairly poor, with a recent randomised controlled trial showing a 33–37% mortality…

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