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Key publication: AGE Reader predicts amputation

Groningen, the Netherlands – May 5, 2015.

A recently published clinical paper by de Vos et al. demonstrates that the AGE Reader measurement result predicts amputation in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). These patients are at risk for lower limb amputation, but there are no easy to use clinical tools available to predict the risk of lower limb amputation of an individual patient. De Vos et al. now clearly showed the predictive value of the AGE Reader measurement for lower limb amputations in all stages of PAD.  

The authors concluded by proposing an easy-to-use clinical decision model that includes the AGE Reader measurement result and Fontaine Stage (clinical classification of PAD patients) to be used in clinical decision making.

After the breakthrough publication by de Vos et al. (2014) showing the predictive value for mortality and coronary events in the same type of patients this is another clear illustration of the clinically added value of the AGE Reader in PAD.

The abstract of this publication can be found here: De Vos et al. (2015)

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