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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.
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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