diabetes mellitus is also the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity
amputations, with over 68,000 non-traumatic lower extremity
amputations performed on patients with diabetes in 2009, the most recent year for which data are available (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2012a).
injury risk actually increased for AIS 2+ injuries when seat belts were used and an air bag deployed.
Patients were suspected of having spinal stenosis contributing to, or entirely responsible for, lower extremity
neuropathic or claudication symptoms based on a positive positional history, including any of the following patterns:
Loss of use of one lower extremity
and (a) residuals of organic brain disease/injury or (b) loss of use of one upper extremity, mandating use of braces, crutches, canes, or wheelchair.
sup], Lower extremity
bursae are highly susceptible to injury during strenuous physical exercises, such as those involved in sports and military training.
Our findings suggest that lower extremity
physical performance testing in chronic kidney disease patients may help identify those individuals who are more burdened by their chronic kidney disease," said Dr.
Oral contraceptives are a known risk factor for lower extremity
venous thromboembolic events, but there are few published studies on the anatomical distribution of these events in women on OCs.
In addition, this ischemia, when manifested in the lower extremities, is often accompanied by lower extremity
claudication, which can significantly impair functional mobility.
The papers cover the epidemiology of arterial disorders related to smoking, diabetes, and hypertension as risk factors; diagnostic testing for claudication and lower extremity
arterial disease using noninvasive and arteriographic techniques, and the pathogenesis of arteriosclerosis.
An algorithm that includes a careful, structured clinical assessment--D-dimer, lower extremity
ultrasound, and multiple detector-row computed tomography (CT) depending on risk status, and other testing as needed based on this initial assessment--provides a safe, and presumably cost-effective, evaluation for patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE).