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Incidence of lower extremity amputations in the diabetic compared with the non-diabetic population: A systematic review
Lower extremity amputation (LEA) in patients with diabetes results in high mortality, reduced quality of life, and increased medical costs. Exact data on incidences of LEA in diabetic andExpand
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Transthoracic bronchial intubation in a case of main bronchus disruption.
We report on a case of blunt thoracic trauma that resulted in complete disruption of the right main bronchus. Due to massive loss of respiratory volume during thoracotomy, sufficient ventilationExpand
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German guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease - a comprehensive update 2016.
The prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is increasing worldwide and is strongly age-related, affecting about 20 % of Germans over 70 years of age. Recent advances in endovascular andExpand
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Long-Term Prognosis of Diabetic Foot Patients and Their Limbs
OBJECTIVE There is a dearth of long-term data regarding patient and limb survival in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). The purpose of our study was therefore to prospectively investigate theExpand
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A multicenter 12-month experience with a new iliac side-branched device for revascularization of hypogastric arteries.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the 1-year safety and efficacy of a new iliac side-branched device (IBD) for revascularization of the hypogastric arteries. METHODS PatientsExpand
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Preaortic iliac confluence: a rare anomaly of the inferior vena cava.
Open aortoiliac surgery for aneurysms of theinfrarenal aorta accounts for a major part of the vas-cular surgeon´s work. One of the most importantcomplications of this type of surgery is massivevenousExpand
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Lower-extremity amputations in people with and without diabetes in Germany, 2008–2012 – an analysis of more than 30 million inhabitants
Background and purpose Lower-extremity amputations (LEAs) in people with diabetes are associated with reduced quality of life and increased health care costs. Detailed knowledge on amputation ratesExpand
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Lower extremity vasculitis in giant cell arteritis: important differential diagnosis in patients with lower limb claudication.
Most patients with peripheral arterial disease suffer from arteriosclerosis, the prevalence of which increases with age. In some of these patients, however, the ischemic symptoms are not caused byExpand
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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Vascular Disease.
BACKGROUND In peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD), arterial stenosis or occlusion impairs perfusion in the territory of the distal portion of the aorta and the iliac and leg arteries. InExpand
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Graft patency and clinical outcome of femorodistal arterial reconstruction in diabetic and non-diabetic patients: results of a multicentre comparative analysis.
OBJECTIVE in diabetic patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) an inferior success rate following infrainguinal bypass surgery is quite often suggested. The aim of this retrospective analysis was,Expand
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