Archive: Apr 2010

Failure to Launch

April 28, 2010

Why Physicians Do Not Initiate Insulin Earlier In a current study it was found that there are certain barriers for physicians that prevent them prescribing insulin much earlier in the treatment of diabetes…. Advertisement Reasons for failing to initiate prescribed insulin (primary nonadherence) are poorly understood. So, this study set out to understand the barriers. Researchers surveyed insulin-naïve patients with poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes, already treated with two or more oral agents who were recently prescribed insulin. They compared…

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Diabetic Wound Centre Opens in Turkey

April 28, 2010

Diabetic Foot Infections in Turkey April 11th, 2010 by Warren S. Joseph, DPM, FIDSA I just returned from a lecture trip to Turkey where I had the privilege of giving 5 talks, one in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya at a nationwide Hospital Infection Congress and 4 to the faculties at various medical universities throughout the country. Before getting into details about specifics dealing with lower extremity infections I first wanted to say that, if you have never visited,…

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Pay For Performance: The Ultimate Edition

April 5, 2010

Rudd’s sweetener for GPs to treat diabetics Mark Kenny From:The Advertiser  April 01, 2010 12:01am Increase Text Size Decrease Text Size Print Email Share Labor commits $436m for diabetes program (no votes yet) Labor commits $436m for diabetes program The Government has announced it will spend $436 million to help Australians living with diabetes. Views today: 0 PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has thrown another big wad of cash on the table – this time for diabetics – in a bid to…

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EMR Increases Productivity

April 2, 2010

The Path to Excellence Is Under Construction James T. Loynes, MD No really, I am not crazy.  I just want to do things better.  That’s the reason I built my own EMR.  I worked with an excellent group of programmers to design my Hematology-Oncology EMR piece by piece over a period of three years.   I fixed every design flaw and mistake.  Problem by problem I made it right. It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t quick.  I examined how I care…

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Helping Diabetic Help Themselves

April 1, 2010

Diabetes Patients’ Lives May Be Shorter if They Have Difficulty Trusting and Reaching Out to Others Mistrust can exact a high toll. Being overly cautious or dismissive in relating to people, researchers are learning, may shorten the lives of people with diabetes.   Advertisement  Diabetes patients who have a lower propensity to reach out to others have a higher mortality rate than those who feel comfortable seeking support. These are the findings of a five-year study reported by Dr. Paul…

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