Diabetes and lower-limb amputations in the community. A retrospective cohort study. DARTS/MEMO Collaboration. Diabetes Audit and Research in Tayside Scotland/Medicines Monitoring Unit.

@article{Morris1998DiabetesAL,
  title={Diabetes and lower-limb amputations in the community. A retrospective cohort study. DARTS/MEMO Collaboration. Diabetes Audit and Research in Tayside Scotland/Medicines Monitoring Unit.},
  author={Andrew D. Morris and Ritchie R McAlpine and Doug Steinke and Douglas Ir Boyle and Amber Ebrahim and Nambakam Vasudev and Craig P Stewart and Roland T Jung and Graham Peter Leese and Thomas M. MacDonald and Richard Newton},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={738-43}
}
OBJECTIVE There are few U.K. data on the incidence rates of amputation in diabetic subjects compared with the nondiabetic population. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We performed a historical cohort study of first lower-extremity amputations based in Tayside, Scotland (population 364,880) from 1 January 1993 to 31 December 1994. The Diabetes Audit and Research in Tayside Scotland (DARTS) database was used to identify a prevalence cohort of 7,079 diabetic patients on 1 January 1993. We estimated… CONTINUE READING

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