Changes in the number of lower limb amputations during a period of increasing vascular surgical activity. Results of a nation-wide study, Denmark, 1977-1990.

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Source
Eur J Surg. 1993 Sep;159(9):469-73
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-1993
Author
J H Eickhoff
Author Affiliation
Department of Surgery H, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Source
Eur J Surg. 1993 Sep;159(9):469-73
Date
Sep-1993
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Amputation - statistics & numerical data
Arterial Occlusive Diseases - epidemiology - surgery
Denmark - epidemiology
Female
Humans
Incidence
Leg - blood supply - surgery
Male
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Abstract
To find out if the number of lower limb amputations for peripheral occlusive arterial disease increased during the period of increased vascular surgical activity 1977-1990.
Retrospective review of a database covering all admissions to Danish hospitals.
All patients admitted to Danish hospitals with peripheral occlusive disease during the period 1977-1990.
Numbers, and age and sex specific incidence rates for admission, arterial reconstruction and amputation.
The number of admissions during which arterial reconstruction for OAD was done increased from 963 in 1977 to 2311 in 1990 (p
PubMed ID
8274554 View in PubMed
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