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Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009 Oct;86(1):e6-8. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2009.06.015. Epub 2009 Jul 14.

Epidemiology of diabetes-related lower extremity amputations in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Spain).

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Surgery Department, Diabetic Foot Unit, La Paloma Hospital, C/Maestro Valle, 20, 35005 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. javiaragon@telefonica.net

Abstract

We have studied the rate of lower extremity amputations (LEAs) in the south of Gran Canaria. The incidence rate was 319.7 per 100,000 (95% CI, 258.6-380.8) per year in the diabetic subjects. The incidence of both diabetic and non-diabetic LEAs is the highest reported in Spain.

PMID:
19604593
DOI:
10.1016/j.diabres.2009.06.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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