quality of life

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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Patient-reported quality of life factors in vascular surgical wounds healing by secondary intention (SWHSI): a qualitative patient and public involvement (PPI) exploration

March 27, 2023

Introduction Over 10 million surgical interventions are performed in the National Health Service (NHS) every year.1 Most surgical wounds are closed by primary intention and the edges of the wound are held together with sutures, staples or glue. In cases of wound infection, contamination, dehiscence or where wound edges cannot be approximated, surgical wounds may…

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