Factors determining the risk of diabetes foot amputations--A retrospective analysis of a tertiary diabetes foot care service.

@article{Beaney2016FactorsDT,
  title={Factors determining the risk of diabetes foot amputations--A retrospective analysis of a tertiary diabetes foot care service.},
  author={Alec J Beaney and Ian Nunney and Catherine Gooday and Ketan K Dhatariya},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2016},
  volume={114},
  pages={69-74}
}
AIMS To identify which factors predict the need for minor or major amputation in patients attending a multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinic (DFC). METHODS A retrospective analysis of patients who attended over a 27 month period were included. Patients had to have attended ≥3 consecutive consultant led clinic appointments within 6 months. Data was collected on HbA1c, clinic attendance, blood pressure, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and co-morbidities. Patients were followed up for 1 year… CONTINUE READING

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