Gender differences in diabetes-related lower extremity amputations.

@article{Peek2011GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in diabetes-related lower extremity amputations.},
  author={Monica E. Peek},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 7},
  pages={1951-5}
}
BACKGROUND Diabetes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with much of the economic and social costs related to macrovascular and microvascular complications, such as myocardial infarctions, renal failure, and lower extremity amputations. While racial/ethnic differences in diabetes are well documented, less attention has been given to differences in diabetes outcomes by gender. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES Does gender influence the rate of diabetes-related lower extremity… CONTINUE READING
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