Annals of Vascular Diseases
Online ISSN : 1881-6428
Print ISSN : 1881-641X
ISSN-L : 1881-641X
Annual Report
2018 JAPAN Critical Limb Ischemia Database (JCLIMB) Annual Report
The Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery JCLIMB Committee
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2021 Volume 14 Issue 2 Pages 202-230

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Since 2013, the Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery has started the project of nationwide registration and tracking database for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) who are treated by vascular surgeons. The purpose of this project is to clarify the current status of the medical practice for patients with CLI to contribute to the improvement of the quality of medical care. This database, called JAPAN CLI Database (JCLIMB), is created on the National Clinical Database and collects data of patients’ background, therapeutic measures, early results, and long-term prognosis as long as 5 years after the initial treatment. The limbs managed conservatively are also registered in the JCLIMB, together with those treated by surgery and/or endovascular treatment. In 2018, 1,145 CLI limbs (male 758 limbs, 66%) were registered by 90 facilities. Arteriosclerosis obliterans has accounted for 97% of the pathogenesis of these limbs. In this manuscript, the background data, ischemic status, treatment, and the early prognosis (within 1 month) of the registered limbs are reported. (This is a translation of Jpn J Vasc Surg 2020; 29: 365–393.)

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