Subsequent ischemic events associated with lower extremity amputations in patients with type 2 diabetes: A population-based cohort study

Feng Chou Tsai, Yu Ching Lan, Chih Hsin Muo, Ya Fei Yang, Fung Chang Sung, Ruey Yu Chen, Shu Yu Lyu, Donald E. Morisky

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Abstract

Aims: To explore the risk of subsequent ischemic events in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients who had lower extremity amputations (LEAs) were compared with DM patients without LEAs. Methods: A population-based cohort study was conducted utilizing the data of 2011 patients with newly diagnosed DM with and without LEAs sourced from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 (LHID 2000) of the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) program between 1996 and 2008. Main outcome measures: Relative risks (RRs), hazard ratios (HRs), and disease-free rates for various ischemic events. Results: In contrast with the comparison group, subjects with LEAs were more likely to reside in less urbanized areas, be white collar workers, and have higher DM-related costs (. p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-93
Number of pages9
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Volume107
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Ischemia
  • Lower extremity amputation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Medicine(all)

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