Early predictors for lower extremity amputation in a diabetic population: results of a case-controlled study.
Lower extremity amputation is devastating to any person and is a very real complication for a diabetic. Identifying early risk factors is tantamount to saving a limb. This study used the national hospital discharge survey to identify 2206 control patients and 2098 diabetic patients with a lower extremity amputation. These patients were not limited based on gender or race as in previous studies. The results show that nephropathy and retinopathy are early predictors.
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Smith, S. R., Reed, J. F., 3rd, & Greenberg, G. (2002). Early predictors for lower extremity amputation in a diabetic population: results of a case-controlled study. The international journal of lower extremity wounds, 1(3), 170–173. https://doi.org/10.1177/153473460200100304
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery