Archive: Oct 2010

A Case Study in Charcot by Dr. Jeffrey Siegel

October 27, 2010

Charcot Neuroarthropathy Case Study, Part 1 Jeffrey Siegel, DPM, FACFAS, DABPO Adjunct Assistant Professor, Depts. Of Medicine and Surgery, TUSPM   A 78 year old WF presents to the office for a second opinion regarding her severely deformed right foot. Mrs. B states that 6 months ago she was diagnosed with a diabetic ulcer on the medial arch that required two procedures to close. Patient denied ulcerations on the bottom of her foot. Over this time period, her foot had…

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SAGE Reports on Vascular Disease in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients

October 26, 2010

According to THE SAGE GROUP A Significant Number of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients Also Suffer from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD Posted on: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:23:00 EDT Symbols: SGGEY ATLANTA, Oct 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –A new analysis published by THE SAGE GROUP, concludes that peripheral artery disease (PAD) afflicts 2.0-3.7 million U.S. citizens with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). Approximately 1 million diabetic foot ulcerpatients suffer from the most severe and deadly form of PAD, critical limb ischemia. “The presence of…

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Exercise in Diabetics Improves More Than Just Weight.

October 26, 2010

Intensive Fitness Intervention Improves CV Risk Factors in Patients with Diabetes Overweight and obese individuals with Type 2 diabetes who participated in an intensive 4-year lifestyle intervention program that increased their fitness and physical activity not only lost weight but also experienced an improvement in selected cardiovascular (CV) risk factors…. Advertisement These findings come from an analysis of fitness data on 3,942 overweight and obese adults with Type 2 diabetes who completed 4 years of follow up in the Look…

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Charcot By Frykberg

October 22, 2010

  Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH PRESENT Editor, Diabetic Limb Salvage Charcot Foot Deformities: A look inside this important complication O ver the last decade or so, it seems as though the world diabetes community has awakened to the importance of Charcot Foot deformities in this population. Since it’s description by Jean-Martin Charcot himself in 1868, this entity has fascinated many of us who are often perplexed not just by its pathophysiology, but its presentation and management as well. Although Charcot, a…

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Wound EMR Affects Amputation Rate

October 20, 2010

Electronic Medical Record of Wounds May Help Prevent Amputations in Diabetics Daniel M. Keller, PhD Authors and Disclosures October 19, 2010 (Washington, DC) — An online wound (OW) electronic medical record (EMR) can contribute significantly to a decrease in amputation rates in patients with diabetes and lower extremity wounds, according to a study presented here at the American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress. Dr. Jason Maggi Senior author Jason Maggi, MD, from the Department of Surgery at the…

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