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Lower Extremity Amputations in Barbados: 1999 and 2009 — Has the Situation Changed?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.002
Pages: 
282–6
Synopsis: 
Since the seminal publication that established Barbados as the amputation capitol of the world, there has been no follow-up to the amputation rates on the Island. Here, we show a 10-year change in the lower extremity amputation rates.

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Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 23 Feb, 2016

Diabetic Foot Complications among Patients Attending a Specialist Diabetes Clinic in Jamaica: Prevalence and Associated Factors

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.031
Pages: 
216–23
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the prevalence of diabetic foot complications among patients of a specialist diabetes clinic in Jamaica and evaluated factors associated with foot complications. Approximately one of every eight patients had a major foot complication (amputation, ulcer or infection). Associated factors were neuropathy, high blood pressure and longer duration of diabetes.

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Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of diabetic foot complications among patients at a specialist diabetes clinic in Jamaica and identify factors associated with foot complications.

Accepted: 
01 Feb, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013
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