High prevalence of peripheral arterial disease and low treatment rates in elderly primary care patients with diabetes.

@article{Lange2004HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of peripheral arterial disease and low treatment rates in elderly primary care patients with diabetes.},
  author={Stefan R. Lange and Curt Diehm and Harald Darius and Roman Ludwig Haberl and Jens Rainer Allenberg and David Pittrow and Alexander Schuster and Berndt von Stritzky and Gerhart Tepohl and Hans Joachim Trampisch},
  journal={Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={112 10},
  pages={566-73}
}
Representative data on peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in community-based office practice are scarce while at the same time of high interest. Thus, we aimed to determine the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), comorbidity of atherothrombotic manifestations, and treatment intensity among elderly diabetic patients in primary care. In this monitored cross-sectional study, 344 general practitioners throughout Germany determined the ankle-brachial index (ABI) of 6880 consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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