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Title: Risk factors for lower extremity amputation among patients with diabetes in Singapore
Authors: Yang, Y.
Østbye, T. 
Tan, S.B. 
Abdul Salam, Z.-H.
Yang, K.S.
Ong, B.C.
Keywords: DM
Renal disease
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Citation: Yang, Y., Østbye, T., Tan, S.B., Abdul Salam, Z.-H., Yang, K.S., Ong, B.C. (2011-11). Risk factors for lower extremity amputation among patients with diabetes in Singapore. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications 25 (6) : 382-386. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background: Among other risk factors, renal disease and ethnicity have been associated with diabetic lower extremity amputation (LEA) in Western populations. However, little is known about risk factors for LEA among Asian patients. Objective: The objective was to assess the proportion of hospitalized patients with diabetes who have a LEA among all hospital patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and to investigate risk factors for diabetic LEA (especially renal disease and ethnicity) using hospital discharge database. Method: A retrospective study of hospital discharge database (2004-2009) was performed to identify patients with DM, LEA and renal disease using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Ninth Revision, Australian Modification codes. Results: Of 44 917 hospitalized patients with DM during the 6 years, 7312 (16.3%) patients had renal disease, and 1457 (3.2%) patients had LEA. DM patients with renal disease had significant higher rates of LEA (7.1%) compared to DM patients without renal disease (2.5%, P
Source Title: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
ISSN: 10568727
DOI: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2011.08.002
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