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Epidemiology of limb loss.
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PMID:  24287235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In 2005, 1.6 million people were estimated to be living with limb loss; by 2050, the rate is expected to double to 3.6 million in the United States. Past data have shown that the rates of dysvascular amputations were increasing. However, recent studies looking at single diseases of peripheral arterial disease and diabetes mellitus show amputations related to these conditions are now decreasing. The authors think that it may not be a single disease process but rather the cumulative illness burden that is leading to amputations. In addition to cause, age, gender, and race continue to play a role in limb loss.
Priya Varma; Margaret G Stineman; Timothy R Dillingham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1558-1381     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102787     Medline TA:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania, 1800 Lombard Street, 1st floor, Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA.
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