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H W Steer, H S Cuckle, P M Franklin, P J Morris
The treatment of 332 consecutive patients referred to a peripheral vascular unit with rest pain, ulceration or gangrene of the lower limb has been studied. Ninety-seven (20 per cent) of the patients had diabetes mellitus. Although diabetes was related to adverse limb salvage and patient survival rates, this could be accounted for by the influence of initial presenting clinical features and treatment upon survival time. The influence of these factors upon survival time was still strong even when the data were stratified for diabetric status...
July 1983: Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics
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