BMC2 Data Sheds Light On Application Of WIfI Scores in PAD Patients

A man massages his ankle as he sits on a bed with one leg hanging over the side and the other crossed over it with the ankle resting on the knee.
Elizabeth Horn

"Real World Application of WIfI Scores in Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients" is online ahead of print in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. 

A review of BMC2 data found that the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) clinical stage is significantly associated with 1-year amputation rates in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) following lower extremity revascularization.

As nearly 55% of stage 4 patients require a major amputation within one year of intervention, this study supports the use of the SVS WIfI classification system in clinical decision-making for patients with CLTI.

Learn more about this work from Margaret E. Smith, Drew J. Braet, Jeremy Albright, Matthew A. Corriere, Nicholas H. Osborne, and Peter Henke at PubMed.