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The Military Amputation
Database (Extremity Trauma and Amputation
Center of Excellence, Fort Sam Houston, Texas) was used to identify all primary major extremity amputations
(MEA), defined as an amputation
proximal to the carpals or tarsals, sustained by US service members between December 1, 2002, and July 30, 2011.
In 2013, the state news agency issued several photos showing a special guillotine it said was used for such court-ordered amputations
. It looks a bit like a lathe one would find in a woodworking shop.
are mostly needed when people have severe infections, gangrene, serious injury or deformity.
As shown in Figure 2, of all levels of amputations
, transtibial amputations
had the highest rate (7.1 per 100 000), followed by foot amputations
(6.3 per 100 000).
Although amputations--sometimes multiple--involving the leg either below or above the knee, occurred, the most common amputations
were of the toe and the middle of the foot, according to the results of the CANVAS (Canagliflozin Cardiovascular Assessment Study) and CANVAS-R (A Study of the Effects of Canagliflozin on Renal Endpoints in Adult Participants With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus) trials involving more than 10,000 patients given either placebo or 100 mg or 300 mg canagliflozin.
They cannot overcome their fear and concern regarding the possibility of a life-threatening "pruning" process arising from the toe or their fear of repetitive amputations
. For these reasons, many diabetic patients refuse to consider aggravation risks and refuse to undergo toe amputations
Epidemiology of diabetic foot ulcers and amputations
in Romania: results of a cross-sectional quality of life questionnaire based survey.
'Every year, three to four hundred thousand lower limbs of people with diabetes are amputated but these amputations
can be prevented by providing customised footwear to each and every person with diabetes', said Dr Zahid Miyan, President, National Association of Diabetes Educators of Pakistan (NADEP) while speaking at the closing day of Nadep Diabetes Footcon 2019.
Abbass from Tanzania, Dr Salma E Khuraibet from Kuwait as well as several others from United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and other countries of Middle East and Africa are attending the Nadep Diabetes Footcon 2019 with a focus to create awareness about diabetic foot ulcers and its prevention to reduce amputations
Rob said: "We hit on the idea of cycling the same number of miles as there are amputations
each week as a result of diabetes-related injury and trauma.
The researchers found a total of 1,185 amputations
among 125,674 veterans without evidence of prior amputation
During follow-up, those with microvascular disease had a 3.7-times increased risk of leg amputation
, and accounted for 18% of all amputations
"Our study suggests that microvascular disease in any part of the body, such as the eyes, kidneys or feet (neuropathy) may be linked to decreased blood vessel function in other parts of the body, putting patients at risk for potential lower-limb amputations
," said Joshua A.