OUTCOME OF DIABETES RELATED AMPUTATION IN RURAL KENYAN HOSPITALS

Citation:
Njogu SW, King’ori J, Obimbo MM, Ogeng’o JA. "OUTCOME OF DIABETES RELATED AMPUTATION IN RURAL KENYAN HOSPITALS." The Journal of Diabetic Foot Complications. 2011;3(1):17-21.

Abstract:

Objective: To compare the outcome of diabetes related amputation with that of non-diabetic
cases in rural Kenyan Hospitals.
Research Design and Method: This was a retrospective study at Kikuyu and Tenwek hospitals in
rural Kenya involving 291 patients (228 males, 63 females) who underwent amputation between
January 2001 and December 2008. The cases were divided into those related to diabetes mellitus
and those due to other causes. Each category was examined for length of hospital stay, change
of amputation site, revision and infection.
Results: The majority (69.7%) of patients who underwent non diabetes related amputation had
a successful outcome compared to 41.7% of those related to diabetes mellitus. In diabetes
related amputation, hospital stay was longer, change of amputation site and infection were more
frequent compared to those due to other causes (p<0.05). n. Data were analyzed using statistical
package for social sciences (SPSS) for Windows version 11.50.

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