Archive: Jan 2011

Amputation vs Revascularization in Ischemic Limb Patients

January 31, 2011

This from February’s Journal of Vascular Surgery Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA have published a study in the February Journal of Vascular Surgery® stating that disparities in limb salvage procedures may be driven by socioeconomic status (SES) and access to high-volume hospitals. Senior-author Louis L. Nguyen, MD, MBA, MPH, from the Hospital’s division of vascular and endovascular surgery as well as the Center for Surgery and Public Health explained that 958,120 cases…

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2010 Consensus Recommendations

January 26, 2011

Understanding the 2010 ConsensusRecommendations for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care   By Lee C. Rogers, DPM   Note to the Reader: These articles summarize the “Consensus Recommendations on Advancing the Standard of Care for Treating Neuropathic Foot Ulcers in Patients with Diabetes,” authored by Robert J. Snyder et al., published as a supplement to Ostomy Wound Management in April 2010.   Published as a supplement to the April 2010 issue of Ostomy Wound Management was a pivotal reference paper titled, “Consensus Recommendations on…

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Another Failure to Treat

January 26, 2011

N.L. failing to tackle diabetes: AG Last Updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | 3:15 PM NT CBC News Newfoundland and Labrador Auditor Genreral John Noseworthy released his annual report on government departments on Jan. 26. (CBC)Newfoundland and Labrador is failing to properly diagnose and treat diabetes, according to an annual report released by the province’s auditor general Wednesday. Information from the National Diabetes Surveillance System and The Canadian Diabetes Association shows that 9.3 per cent of the province’s population has diabetes…

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Fat is Your Friend?

January 20, 2011

I Irresponsible’ doctor declares: ‘Fat is your friend’ Duke researcher defends low-carb diets against a barrage of criticism. By Andrea Weigl andrea.weigl@newsobserver.com Posted: Monday, Jan. 03, 2011 Clipboard in hand, Dr. Eric Westman strides into the office to see his patients. All of them are overweight. Many of them are diabetic and have high blood pressure or other weight-related ailments. He scans a list of foods they eat and doesn’t bat an eye at their consumption of eggs, sausage, bacon,…

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Prevention Key to Limb Salvage

January 20, 2011

  Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH PRESENT Editor, Diabetic Limb Salvage PREVENTION:The Key to Limb Salvage Over the last two and one half decades, it has become quite clear that Prevention of diabetic foot wounds is the key to avoiding diabetic limb loss. As early as 1986, Edmonds et al. published their study in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine showing that a Multidisciplinary Clinic focused on early intervention, education, and preventive foot care (including footwear) significantly improved rates of recidivism and…

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The Celtic Tiger Continues in the Battle of Diabetic Foot Disease

January 20, 2011

Diabetes foot screening programme welcomed [Posted: Tue 11/01/2011 by Deborah Condon – www.irishhealth.com] A group which campaigns on behalf of people with diabetes has welcomed HSE plans to introduce a national diabetes foot care screening programme in 2011. Just last September, Diabetes Action’s ‘Half the Services, Half the Care’ campaign drew attention to the high levels of foot ulcers and lower limb amputations being carried out among people with diabetes in Ireland, in an attempt to secure a foot screening programme for those…

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