Peripheral arterial disease among substance abusers in drug treatment.

@article{Pieper2009PeripheralAD,
  title={Peripheral arterial disease among substance abusers in drug treatment.},
  author={Barbara Pieper and Robert Scott Kirsner and Thomas N. Templin and Thomas J. Birk},
  journal={Advances in skin & wound care},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={265-72}
}
OBJECTIVE Examine the occurrence of and risk factors for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in a sample in drug treatment. DESIGN Cross-sectional/stratified design. SETTING Ten methadone treatment centers in a large Midwestern metropolitan area in the United States. PARTICIPANTS Six hundred forty participants (290 men [45.3%]; mean [SD] age, 46.54… CONTINUE READING