Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders 2002. 1(1):83-85.

LOWER LIMB AMPUTATION RATE IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MANAGED AT THE IMAM KHOMEINY AND DOCTOR SHARIATI HOSPITALS BETWEEN 1979 AND 1994.
BAGHER LARIJANI, MOHAMMAD-HASSAN BASTANHAGH, MOHAMMAD PAJOUHI, MOJGAN AFSHARI, MANSOUREH KHANI, MA’SOUMEH SHAJARIAN

Abstract


Background: Diabetes mellitus is a common chronic disorder with multiple disabling long- and shorter-term complications, the majority of which can be controlled if not prevented. The management of diabetic patients is a major drain on both health budgets and time.


Methods: We reviewed the records of 101 patients with diabetic foot ulcer, who had received treatment at either Doctor Shariati or Imam Khomeini hospital.


Results: Out of 101 patients (56.4% male and 43.6% female) with diabetic foot ulcer, 34.7% had eventually undergone amputation.


Conclusion: Our findings highlight the need for control and prevention programmes aimed at reducing the risk factors for and complications of diabetic foot ulcer.


Keywords


diabetes mellitus, diabetic foot ulcer, management, surgery, complications, amputation,

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