Pulse oximetry as a potential screening tool for lower extremity arterial disease in asymptomatic patients with diabetes mellitus.

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BACKGROUND Lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD) is common and underdiagnosed in patients with diabetes mellitus and is associated with higher total mortality. METHODS We compared the accuracy of pulse oximetry, the ankle-brachial index (ABI), and the combination of the two to diagnose LEAD in consecutive outpatients with type 2 diabetes who had no… (More)

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@article{Parameswaran2005PulseOA, title={Pulse oximetry as a potential screening tool for lower extremity arterial disease in asymptomatic patients with diabetes mellitus.}, author={Ganesh Parameswaran and Kathy Brand and James Dolan}, journal={Archives of internal medicine}, year={2005}, volume={165 4}, pages={442-6} }