Archive: May 2011

Diabetic Foot Care Cuts Lead to Amputations: CBC Reprots

May 27, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011 From the CBC: Funding Cuts Lead to Amputations Sharewith Add This Printthis story E-mailthis story Podiatrist Tammy Gracen says two of her patients ended up having amputations because they were not able to afford the extra cost for preventative orthopedic care. CBCA Vancouver podiatrist says provincial healthcare cuts are to blame for two amputations her patients have undergone over the past year and she is calling on the government to restore funding. Dr. Tammy Gracen says when…

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Obesity Costs both Financial and Emotional

May 19, 2011

The Canadian Press – ONLINE EDITION Struggle with obesity has both financial and emotional costs: survey By: The Canadian Press Posted: 05/17/2011 11:57 AM | Comments: 0 PRINT E–MAIL  1  1 SHARE4 REPORT ERROR EDMONTON – A new survey suggests the struggle with obesity can be a significant financial burden for some Canadians. Results released Tuesday by the Canadian Obesity Network indicate that among those who spent money on weight loss methods over the past year, the average amount spent was around $900 on…

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Osteomyelitis Explained by The Master: Dr. Frykberg

May 13, 2011

  Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH PRESENT Editor, Diabetic Limb Salvage Osteomyelitis- Making the Diagnosis  I n this month’s issue, we will discuss an ostensibly difficult topic that we all face when managing patients with diabetic foot ulcers – that of underlying osteomyelitis(OM).  Perhaps no other related topic is faced with as much consternation as is this.  Osteomyelitis (bone infection) specifically refers to infection of the medullary bone as opposed to osteitis wherein the periosteum or cortical surface becomes infected through a…

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