[Trends and characteristics of diabetes-related lower limb amputations in the Negev, 1996-1999].

@article{Bilenko2006TrendsAC,
  title={[Trends and characteristics of diabetes-related lower limb amputations in the Negev, 1996-1999].},
  author={V Bilenko and Natalia Y. Bilenko and Ilana Harman-Boehm and Dan Atar and Shirley Rosen and Shimon Weitzman},
  journal={Harefuah},
  year={2006},
  volume={145 10},
  pages={709-12, 784}
}
BACKGROUND The loss of a lower limb because of diabetic foot problems such as infections is an important complication of diabetes mellitus. The goals of this study were: (1) to examine trends in incidence of diabetic-related lower limb amputations in the Negev, (2) to describe the clinical characteristics of patients who underwent amputations in the Soroka University Medical Center and (3) to estimate in-hospital mortality and its predictors. METHODS This study included all diabetic patients… CONTINUE READING