Time trends in incidence rates of acute, non-traumatic extremity ischaemia: a population-based study during a 19-year period.


Time trends in the occurrence of acute limb ischaemia were studied from 1965 to 1983 in a defined geographical area in Sweden. Data were obtained from a computerized register which covers all instances of inpatient care for a population of 1.3 million. Analysis based on 5394 first admissions for acute arterial occlusion revealed that the annual number… (More)


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