Navigation Links
Rate of Leg, Foot Amputations Among Diabetics Drops: CDC
Date:1/24/2012

TUESDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of leg and foot amputations among diabetes patients aged 40 and older fell by 65 percent between 1996 and 2008, a new U.S. government study shows.

The analysis of data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey found that the rate of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations among adults with diagnosed diabetes was 3.9 per 1,000 in 2008, compared with 11.2 per 1,000 in 1996, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Non-traumatic lower-limb amputations are the result of circulatory problems that are common among people with diabetes, as opposed to traumatic amputations caused by injuries.

In 2008, the rate of diabetes-related leg and foot amputations was higher for men than women (6 versus 1.9 per 1,000) and higher for blacks than for whites (4.9 versus 2.9 per 1,000). Adults aged 75 and older had the highest rate (6.2 per 1,000) of all age groups.

The rate of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations in 2008 was about eight times higher among people diagnosed with diabetes compared to those people without diabetes.

The study appears in the current online issue of the journal Diabetes Care.

The researchers said the decrease in diabetes-related leg and foot amputations is likely due to improvements in blood sugar control, foot care and diabetes management, along with declines in cardiovascular disease.

"The significant drop in rates of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations among U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes is certainly encouraging, but more work is needed to reduce the disparities among certain populations," study co-author Nilka Rios Burrows, an epidemiologist with CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, said in a CDC news release.

"We must continue to increase awareness of the devastating health complications of diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States," Rios Burrows add
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Arterial disease awareness cuts heart attacks and leg amputations, claim UK vascular surgeons
2. Traumatic Amputations in Children Have High Costs
3. Group settings can diminish expressions of intelligence, especially among women
4. Study suggests junk food in schools doesnt cause weight gain among children
5. Schizophrenia diagnosis associated with progressive brain changes among adolescents
6. Perception of inappropriate care frequent among ICU workers
7. Pre-surgery exam rates vary widely among hospitals
8. Diagnosis, treatment of depression among elderly depend on racial, cultural factors
9. Are there differences in mortality among wine consumers and other alcoholic beverages?
10. Group sex among adolescents a public health concern, new study says
11. Alcohol Use Down, Pot Use Up Among U.S. Teens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Rate of Leg, Foot Amputations Among Diabetics Drops: CDC
(Date:11/27/2014)... (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 Jeffrey ... years in the Charlotte area providing audits, reviews, ... services to businesses of varying size across numerous ... owners to meet all of their accounting and ... through the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program. When asking Mr. ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 2014 “Wekho” was featured on NewsWatch as ... coolest mobile applications on the iOS, Android, and Windows markets. ... conducted the app review and shared with viewers ... , An interesting new way to travel and experience the ... It’s called Wekho and it’s a free geolocation app ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Burnsville MN (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 ... manufacturer of office ergonomics equipment , has announced ... partnership with Commercial Office Environments. The partnership will ... for office furnishings location. , In addition to ... the new dealer partnership promotes HealthPostures' products with ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 27, 2014 RBSEO Services, a ... engine optimization service just at $99. RBSEO Services ... cannot afford costly search engine optimization service. So, ... their affordablity and requirements into consideration. , ... it has not compromised with the service quality. ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 26, 2014 Lintelus, Inc., an ... focused on increasing audience engagement at Convergence Summit ... software platform includes a multitude of interactive features ... a collaborative, interactive multi-screen environment. Best of all, ... in real time on their own device. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Jeffrey Carlini becomes Intuit Proadvisor and receives QuickBooks certification 2Health News:A New Geolocation Mobile Application and was Featured on NewsWatch Television on October 30, 2014 2Health News:Ergonomics Manufacturer Announces New Partnership with Office Supply Dealer 2Health News:RBSEO Services Announces SEO Services at $99 Only 2Health News:Lintelus Showcases its Feature-Rich Presentation Technology Solution at Convergence Summit’s Annual Event in London 2
... a critical genetic factor in the control of many ... deleted a genetic factor// , called a microRNA, in ... cardiovascular differentiation and development. ,MicroRNAS, or ... to fine-tune levels of important proteins in cells. To ...
... Living Cell Technologies Limited outlines the survival and identification of ... patient 10 years after receiving a pig islet cell transplant. ... demonstrated the long-term safety, viability and function of its encapsulated ... of time, without the use of immunosuppression. ...
... (April 20 from the researchers from Yale School of ... for the first time found evidence of a// molecular ... network connections. ,This discovery may help the ... normal aging, and for cognitive changes in schizophrenia, bipolar ...
... scarcity has become a universal problem. With a view ... taken up in the country.// ,In a press ... annual rainfall in India is about 1170 mm. However, ... ,The release further said that there had been ...
... has launched, dedicated to all aspiring souls with interest ... and wellness//. Founded by a personal fitness trainer turned ... inspired by her own healing process, it became the ... that educates, inspires, nurtures, and stimulates the mind, body, ...
... be seen as an effective antidote to the more formal ... more easily// accessible. According to a new survey, at least ... clinic, and that figure will likely rise, a new poll ... of 2,076 U.S. adults. Knowledge Networks conducted the poll in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists Identify Critical Gene Factor in Heart Development 2Health News:LCT Reports Major Step for Islet Transplantation in Diabetes Patient 2Health News:LCT Reports Major Step for Islet Transplantation in Diabetes Patient 3Health News:New Light on Working of Brain Networks 2Health News:New Light on Working of Brain Networks 3Health News:Stress on Storage and Conservation of Rain Water by Govt of India 2Health News:Retail Clinics Becoming Increasingly Popular in US 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014  Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, will participate in ... at The New York Palace Hotel in ... 11:30 am Eastern Time (ET). To access ... call, go to the  Investor Relations  section of the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... VIEJO, Calif. , Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... its New Drug Application (NDA) for AVP-825. AVP-825 ... low-dose sumatriptan powder delivered intranasally utilizing a novel ... the Complete Response letter, and consistent with the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 Scott Steiger lives in ... world. As an engineer for the past 20 years, he,s traveled ... military service. He,s been to six of the seven continents. Travel ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141126/161076 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141126/161077 ... has a pretty good idea of what,s required. His ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Genomic Health to Present at the 26th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 2Genomic Health to Present at the 26th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 3Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) from FDA on AVP-825 NDA 2Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) from FDA on AVP-825 NDA 3Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) from FDA on AVP-825 NDA 4Steiger Has Created the First Pill Case Specifically Designed For Travel 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: