Archive: Mar 2011

It's Not Just About Your Feet.

March 21, 2011

Look into my eyes and tell me what’s wrong with my feet: Eye test may predict foot complications   This work from Queensland University technology by way of the Voxy News Service. This is similar to works by our friends and colleagues Profs. Rayaz Malik and Andrew Boulton from Manchester, UK. A simple eye test with a high powered microscope can be used to diagnose or monitor nerve damage resulting from diabetes – the most common cause of foot ulcers…

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Revolutionary Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy

March 18, 2011

Diabetes and the FREMS treatment By Dr. Conway McLean GateHouse News Service Posted Mar 17, 2011 @ 06:29 PM Diabetes appears to be nearing epidemic proportions. Because this particular disease produces a constellation of problems, there will be a tremendous strain on our health care system in the years to come. Of course, these financial expenditures are secondary to the suffering and disability that will result. One of the most common problems associated with diabetes is an opening in the…

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Mapping The Diabetes Community

March 18, 2011

This release from the National Minority Quality Forum and the Congressional Black Caucus give what we at SALSA believe to be one of the highest quality  hyperlink and data-rich informational releases in some time. Enjoy. WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Minority Quality Forum and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, in collaboration with the CBC Health Braintrust, is launching the U.S. Diabetes Index (USDI) (www.usdiabetesindex.com) – the national index by which diabetes in the United States will be measured.  Other stakeholders include…

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Classification of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

March 17, 2011

  Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH PRESENT Editor, Diabetic Limb Salvage Classifying Diabetic Foot Ulcers  In the December 2010 FootNotes, we discussed the basics for managing diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). I’ve always believed that with a thorough, systematic approach to the examination of DFUs, one could appropriately institute treatment by addressing the basics — as well as those parameters found to be abnormal.  For instance, if one does not look for ischemia in the neuropathic patient, the clinician can easily miss this important…

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Preventative Diabetic Foot Care Saves Billions of HealthCare Dollars.

March 16, 2011

Mar 16, 2011 10:37 ET Single Podiatrist Visit: $3.5 Billion in US Health-Care Savings per Year Results Now Published in Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association BETHESDA, MD–(Marketwire – March 16, 2011) – If every American at risk for developing a diabetic foot ulcer visited a podiatrist once before complications set in, the US health-care system could save $3.5 billion in one year. Closing this gap in podiatric care would reduce health-care waste on preventable conditions, which reportedly starts…

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Endovascular vs Surgical Revascularization: Who's Coming Off the Top Ropes

March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011 Endo-enthusiasm or Endo-realism: Striking at the heart (or sole) of technology adoption and results in diabetic limb salvage. A terrific article by our colleague Prof. Werner Lang with a “perspective” by our equally perceptive SALSAmigo Rich Neville in this month’s Vascular Specialist regarding Open vs. Endovascular Surgery. My SALSA partner, Joe Mills might say that, while endovascular procedures might be considered for many limb salvage procedures initially, it is the distal demand (i.e. the complexity of…

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