Diabetes and nontraumatic lower extremity amputations. Incidence, risk factors, and prevention--a 12-year follow-up study in Nauru.

@article{Humphrey1996DiabetesAN,
  title={Diabetes and nontraumatic lower extremity amputations. Incidence, risk factors, and prevention--a 12-year follow-up study in Nauru.},
  author={Anthony R. Humphrey and Gary K. Dowse and Kiki Thoma and Paul Zev Zimmet},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={710-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure the 12-year incidence (1982-1994) of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations (LEAs) in Nauruans, a population at high risk for NIDDM, and to determine the risk factors for amputation in Nauruans with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Amputation data were abstracted from operating theater records in Nauru, hospital databases in Australia, and Nauru government records. Baseline characteristics of a cohort of 1,564 Nauruans aged > or = 20 years examined during a… CONTINUE READING

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