Relationship between items of DMIST and healing of diabetic foot ulcers

Sayumi Tsuchiya, Suriadi, Hiromi Sanada, Junko Sugama, Makoto Oe

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術論文査読

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A monitoring tool for the wound-healing process of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) was developed. It comprises seven domains, namely, depth, maceration, inflammation/infection, size, tissue type of the wound bed, type of wound edge, and tunnelling/undermining. It was named “DMIST” based on the initials of its domains. Although DMIST is useful for assessing wound-healing processes, the monitoring items related to wound healing remain unclear, thereby making the selection of optimal care based on the assessment difficult. We identified the relationship between the DMIST items and wound healing. This study was a secondary analysis of five previous investigations and was conducted using DMIST based on the diabetic foot ulcer assessment scale score and DFU images. Multivariate logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) after simultaneously controlling for potential confounders. The examined DFU healing status revealed that some DFUs healed at 4 weeks from baseline, whereas some DFUs did not. Variables considered in the models were the scores of each DMIST domain. The study population comprised 146 Indonesian patients and 33 Japanese patients. Depth, maceration, and size were associated with DFU healing at 4 weeks from baseline [depth: OR = 0.317 (95% CI: 0.145-0.693, P = 0.004); maceration: OR = 0.445 (95% CI: 0.221-0.896, P = 0.023); size: OR = 0.623 (95% CI: 0.451-0.862, P = 0.004)]. Our findings suggest that appropriate management of maceration promotes DFU healing.

ジャーナルInternational Wound Journal
出版ステータス出版済み - 02-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 外科
  • 皮膚病学


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