Demographic and clinical characteristics of dominican adults admitted to a diabetic foot clinic in the Dominican Republic, 2015

Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Gloribel A. Bonilla, Paige P. Hornsby, Aaron F. Pannone, Samuel K. Case, Emerson S. Aviles, Magdeline E. Carrasco Apolinario, Desideria Mercedes, Aura Mota, Ammar IbrahimAbstractAimTo identify the demographic and clinical characteristics of Dominican adults admitted to a diabetic foot clinic and compare these characteristics by sex to better characterize and understand the severity of diabetes in the Dominican Republic.MethodsWe conducted a retrospective medical chart review of Dominican adults admitted to the National Institute of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Nutrition's (INDEN) diabetic foot clinic between January 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2015. We generated descriptive statistics and compared Results by sex.ResultsWe assessed 447 medical charts of patients admitted in 2015. More men visited the clinic than women (65% vs. 35%). The average duration of diabetes was 14.4 ± 8.9 years. Abscess was the most common foot problem (74% in men, 68% in women, p = 0.164). A slightly smaller proportion of men received amputations than women (46% vs. 51%, p = 0.390). Women were older (p 
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