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Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in the Surgical Population of the University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals: A Study using the Surgery Database.

Authors
  • Cruz, Norma I1
  • Santiago, Elvis1
  • Abdul-Hadi, Anwar1
  • 1 Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR. , (Puerto Rico)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Puerto Rico health sciences journal
Publication Date
September 2016
Volume
35
Issue
3
Pages
160–164
Identifiers
PMID: 27623142
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Our surgical population has a high prevalence of diabetes, and these diabetic patients showed higher complication and mortality rates from surgery than did the non-diabetic patients. Surgeons must consider the specific needs of these diabetic patients in order to provide optimal care.

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