Archive: Jun 2011

Tissue Heats Up Before it Breaks Down. Dr. Paul Brand

June 12, 2011

Heat sensitive bandage could combat infection     6 June 2011 Fibres used in the bandage can respond to changes in temperature. Image courtesy: Louise van der Werff/CSIRO A bandage that warns of infection by changing colour has been developed by Monash University and CSIRO. Lead inventor and Monash PhD student, Louise van der Werff said the bandage could lead to speedier and more effective treatments for chronic wounds, such as leg ulcers and bedsores. “The bandage works by changing colour…

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The Cost of Diabetic Foot Disease: There's an app for that.

June 10, 2011

APodC Diabetic Foot Toll Calculator ReportEmail Written by aiolarte on Jun-7-11 12:07am From:  podiatry-arena.com Press Release: SILENT TOLL OF DIABETES EXPOSED Quote: The devastating effect diabetes has on the lives, limbs and hip pockets of many Australians has now been fully exposed for the first time.The Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC) has created the diabetic foot disease toll calculator, which shows the effect of diabetes on foot health in terms of hospital bed days, lower extremity amputations, deaths and costs in real time. The left…

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Food for Thought

June 3, 2011

A great article from the folks at Diabetes-in-Control.   In 1970, the group Five Man Electrical Band released the hit single, “Signs,” and in it there is a line, “Do This, Don’t Do That, Can’t You Read The Sign?” It seems that when it comes to food choices for diabetes patients the line should be, “Eat This, Don’t Eat That, Can’t you Read the Sign?” as every day someone else has a new miracle food to cure or prevent diabetes….

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Treatment of a Diabetic Foot Ulcer

June 3, 2011

Case Study: Treating A Patient With A Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcer Volume 24 – Issue 6 – June 2011 Author(s): Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS This author navigates the complex issues in treating an elderly patient with a heavily exudative diabetic foot ulcer, which has recurred over an 11-year period. This case is compelling for several reasons. It illustrates the importance of the team approach to limb salvage in a complex case. It illustrates the importance of thorough vascular assessment,…

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Treatment of a diabetic Foot Ulcer…… continued

June 3, 2011

Case Study: Treating A Patient With A Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcer Volume 24 – Issue 6 – June 2011 413 reads 0 comments Author(s): Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS We admitted the patient to Specialty Hospital of Jacksonville on June 13, 2006. During the patient’s subsequent hospitalization, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-rays did not reveal bone marrow edema, osteolysis or deep abscess. Cultures revealed multiple bacterial organisms and infectious disease physicians prescribed IV antibiotics including vancomycin and Zosyn (piperacillin/tazobactam)….

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