Elevated obstructive sleep apnoea risk score is associated

     with poor healing of diabetic foot ulcers: A prospective cohort study


We studied 94 consecutive people (69% men) with diabetic foot ulcers (Type 2 diabetes,n=66, Type 1 diabetes, n=28) attending a university hospital foot unit. All participants were screened for obstructive sleep apnoea using the STOP‐BANG questionnaire, with a score ≥4 identifying high risk of obstructive sleep apnoea. The primary outcome was poor diabetic foot ulcer healing, defined as diabetic foot ulcer recurrence (diabetic foot ulcers which healed and re‐ulcerated in same anatomical position) and diabetic foot ulcer persistence (no evidence of healing on clinical examination). All participants were evaluated at 12 months … read more