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The incidence of unsuspected peripheral arterial disease amongst surgical patients in Hong Kong.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  266916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of surgical in-patients in Hong Kong has shown that subclinical peripheral arterial disease caused by atherosclerosis and detected by palpation is not uncommon and is similar in incidence to that reported in European populations. However, only a small proportion of affected patients had any associated symptoms. Reduced or absent ankle and ulnar pulses occurred with the same frequency in our patients as in those in Europe. Cigarette smoking does not appear to be associated with symptomatic arterial disease in the local population in Hong Kong.
J Wong; P Lam; G B Ong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1977 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-07-23     Completed Date:  1977-07-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriosclerosis / epidemiology
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology
Diabetic Angiopathies / epidemiology
Hong Kong
Middle Aged
Smoking / epidemiology
Surgical Procedures, Operative*
Vascular Diseases / epidemiology*

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