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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 33

of 'Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of diabetic infections of the lower extremities'

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Validation of the Infectious Diseases Society of America's diabetic foot infection classification system.
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Lavery LA, Armstrong DG, Murdoch DP, Peters EJ, Lipsky BA
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Clin Infect Dis. 2007;44(4):562.
 
In this longitudinal study of 1666 persons with diabetes, there was an observed trend toward an increased risk for amputation (chi(2) test for trend, 108.0; P<.001), higher-level amputation (chi(2) test for trend, 113.3; P<.001), and lower extremity-related hospitalization (chi(2) test for trend, 118.6; P<.001) with increasing infection severity. The Infectious Diseases Society of America's foot infection classification system may be a useful tool for grading foot infections.
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Department of Surgery, Scott and White Hospital, Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, Texas, USA. llavery@swmail.sw.org
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