Variable Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) Pressure ulcers (PU)
Age (years; mean ± SD) 60.1 ± 15.4 46.2 ± 14.6
Male 6 (66.7%) 6 (100%)
Female 3 (33.3%) -
Ethnicity All mixed Afro-Cuban All white Latin/Hispanic
Basic disease duration (yrs, mean; range) 15.8 (0.1 - 30) 5.9 (0.6 - 19)
Glycemia level 7.3 ± 1.17 mmol/L ulcer sampling time
HbA1c 7.1 2 ± 1.55%
3.11 ± 0.91 mmol/L ulcer sampling time HbA1c: ND
Ulcer duration (in days) (mean; range) 50 (36 – 195) 180 (60 – 540)
Ethiopathogenic classification 5 ischemics
4 neuropathics
Not applicable
Classification (University of Texas DFU scale and NPUAP* staging, respectively) Grade 3. Stage C: 3 patients
Grade 2. Stage C: 2 patients
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Grade 2. Stage A: 3 patients
Grade 3. Stage A: 1 patient
stage IV
NPAUP: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (United States of America). Stage
IV: Full thickness wound with bone, tendon or muscle exposed/damaged.
HbA1c: Glycated Hemoglobin; ND: Not Determined.
University of Texas Classification for DFUs:
Grade 2: Wound penetrating to tendon or capsule.
Grade 3: Wound penetrating to bone or joint.
Stage A: Non-infected and non-ischemic wound.
Stage C: Non-infected, ischemic wound.
Table 2: Demographic characteristic of the chronic ulcers-affected patients.