Archive: Aug 2010

Limb Salvage in Brazil

August 30, 2010

Research The effectiveness of educational practice in diabetic foot: a view from Brazil Maria I Anselmo , Marcia Nery  and Maria CR Parisi  Endocrinology Department, Medical School of the State University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil  author email corresponding author email Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2010, 2:45doi:10.1186/1758-5996-2-45 The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at:http://www.dmsjournal.com/content/2/1/45 Received: 19 October 2009 Accepted: 29 June 2010 Published: 29 June 2010 © 2010 Anselmo et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under…

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Ontario Ramping Up Wound Care in Community

August 30, 2010

eport an error ShareShare Article Nurse Debrah Dell’Angelo changes a dressing for Rick Carroll as he recovered at home recently from a toe amputation and diabetes complications. Carroll is among the patients involved in testing a new model of home care that proponents say will save money while improving home care. CARLOS OSORIO/TORONTO STAR Ads by Google Dementia Treatment See if a Doctor should be Consulted about Alzheimer’s. Take this Test… www.OnMemory.ca Theresa BoyleHealth Reporter Malton resident Rick Carroll can’t…

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Obesity is a Deadly Disease

August 30, 2010

Obese Men at Age 20 Years Double Death Risk Men who enter adult life obese face a life-long doubling of the risk of dying prematurely, new research has found. The chance of dying early increased by 10% for each BMI point above the threshold for a healthy weight and this persisted throughout life, with the obese dying about eight years earlier than the non-obese….   In a new study researchers tracked more than 5,000 military conscripts starting at the age of…

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Green Vegetables Cut Diabetes Risk

August 30, 2010

Green Leafy Vegetables Cuts The Risk of Diabetes by 14% A British meta-analysis found that increasing the daily intake of green leafy vegetables can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes… According to Patrice Carter, a PhD student at the University of Leicester, consuming 1.35 servings of these vegetables per day was associated with a 14% reduction in risk compared with consuming only 0.2 servings (HR 0.86, 95% CI 0.77 to 0.96, P=0.01).A trend also was seen suggesting a benefit for…

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New Hope in the Treatment of Charcot Arthropathy

August 24, 2010

Surgeon Reports Successful Treatment of Charcot Foot Charcot foot can make walking difficult or impossible, and in severe cases can require amputation but a newsurgical technique that secures foot bones with an external frame has enabled more than 90 percent of patients to walk normally again….   Loyola University Health System foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Michael Pinzur, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, describes the procedure in a current publication. The device,…

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