Effects of ethnicity and nephropathy on lower-extremity amputation risk among diabetic veterans.

OBJECTIVE To describe ethnic differences in the risk of amputation in diabetic patients with diabetic nephropathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted on a national cohort of diabetic patients who received primary care within the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System. Hospitalizations for lower-limb amputations were… (More)