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tr.v. ampu·tated, ampu·tating, ampu·tates
To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery.

am′pu·ta′tion n.
am′pu·ta′tor n.
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The most common amputation level was transtibial, followed by unilateral above the knee, bilateral above the knee, and bilateral transtibial amputations as previously characterized by Krueger et al.
Amputations are also carried out in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan and in some states in Nigeria.
Liverpool health chiefs say local doctors may be more proactive in doing minor amputations, which can help cut the risk of needing bigger ones in future.
(21) on diabetes-related incidence rates, there are three methods for counting the number of LLA cases and therefore determining the numerator: 1) person-level: when only one amputation per person is counted; 2) case-level: when only one amputation per limb on the same admission is counted but amputations on different admissions are counted separately; and 3) procedural-level: when all amputation procedures regardless of whether carried out at the same or different admissions are counted separately.
The Food and Drug Administration has added a boxed warning to the label of diabetes drug canagliflozin for the risk of lower limb amputation.
Internal toe or ray amputations were performed during debridement, and the wounds were left open.
Glycated hemoglobin as a risk factor for lower extremity amputations in diabetes: success is counted sweetest.
Speaking on the concluding session of the foot conference, Dr Zahid Miyan who is the Vice President of Diabetic Foot International (D-Foot Int), deplored that data suggests 70 percent of the people whose legs are amputated due to diabetic foot ulcers, die within five years of the amputations as they acquire other diseases and ailments in addition to diabetes and its complications.
Prof Abdul Basit, who is also the Director of Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology (BIDE), Karachi maintained that at least '3000 diabetic foot clinics' are required throughout Pakistan to reduce amputations due to diabetic foot ulcers and to prevent the country from "becoming a disabled nation".
We see a lot of patients with diabetes every day, some of them destined for amputations."
FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Microvascular disease (MVD) increases the risk for amputation alone and in combination with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to a study published online July 8 in Circulation.