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Title: Epidemiology of diabetes-related lower extremity amputations in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Spain)
Authors: Aragon Sanchez, Javier 
García-Rojas, Amos
Lázaro-Martínez, Jose L.
Quintana-Marrero, Yurena
Maynar-Moliner, Manuel 
Rabellino, Martín
Hernández-Herrero, María J.
Cabrera-Galván, Juan J. 
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
3205 Medicina interna
3202 Epidemologia
Keywords: Diabetic foot
Foot ulcer
Lower extremity amputation
Peripheral vascular disease
Issue Date: 2009
Journal: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 
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.
ISSN: 0168-8227
DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2009.06.015
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice[ISSN 0168-8227],v. 86, p.6-8 (Octubre 2009)
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