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Table 1 The characteristics of the 65 patients who were scanned during the supervised scanning phase

From: Effectiveness of a multicenter training programme to teach point-of-care vascular ultrasound for the detection of peripheral arterial disease in people with diabetes

  Patient Population
Gender, n (%)
 Male 46 (70.8%)
 Female 19 (29.2%)
Age, mean (± S.D.) 67.7 (± 11.5)
Diabetes Type, n (%)
 T1DM 6 (9.2%)
 T2DM 59 (90.8%)
Years with Diabetes, mean (± S.D.) 19.9 (± 11.2)
Co-morbidities, n (%)
 None 4 (6.2%)
 Renal Failure 23 (35.4%)
 Retinopathy 31 (47.7%)
 Previous MI 10 (15.4%)
 Angina 14 (21.5%)
 Heart Failure 10 (15.4%)
 Previous Stroke 10 (15.4%)
 Hypertension 46 (70.8%)
Neuropathy, n (%) 45 (69.2%)
Active Ulcer, n (%) 52 (80%)
Duration of Active Ulcer, median (IQR) [days] 150 (40–360)
Active Ulcer SINBAD Score, median (IQR) 2 (2–3)
Severity of Arterial Calcification, n (%)
 Mild 62 (40.0%)
 Moderate 50 (32.3%)
 Severe 43 (27.7%)
  1. S.D standard deviation, IQR interquartile range, MI myocardial infarction, T1DM type 1 diabetes mellitus, T2DM type 2 diabetes mellitus, SINBAD (site, ischemia, neuropathy, bacterial infection, area, depth) classification system for diabetic foot ulcers [20], components of the classification system can produce scores between 0 to 6 with increasing severity