Archive: Jan 2012

A Tri-Corder for your Smart Phone?

January 27, 2012

New device will detect infections, cancer in minutes CBC News Posted: Jan 26, 2012 11:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 26, 2012 8:02 PM ET This is the prototype of the new detection device developed by Dr. Shana Kelley at the University of Toronto. (CBC) Facebook 48 Twitter 3 Share 51 Email External Links Kelley Laboratory (Note:CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external links.) Medical breakthrough2:28 Toronto’s medical community is buzzing about an invention…

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TMI Team Sends Patients on Road Trip to Revascularization

January 13, 2012

Joanna Frketich Sat Jan 14 2012 2 Recommend Diabetes patients head to Toronto or lose a limb Dr Perry Mayer Dr. Perry Mayer treats patients with diabetic foot and wound issues in his Railway Street clinic. Many of his patients are on such a long wait list for surgery that they run the risk of loosing a limb. Mayer sends these patients to Toronto for surgery even though the surgery could be done here in Hamilton. Cathie Coward/The Hamilton Spectator Diabetes patients…

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Part 1 on Infection by Frykberg

January 3, 2012

The Challenges of Diabetic Foot Infections: Part 1 I’ve had a particularly difficult (and frustrating) week caring for several patients with very severe diabetic foot infections. I’ve been at this for about 35 years now, but it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier. Perhaps the patients are just getting more complex and sicker or perhaps the pathogens are getting more virulent. Regardless, the infections just seem to be getting more difficult to control. While we have many more antimicrobial…

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Part 2 on DFU Infection by Frykberg

January 3, 2012

The Challenges of Diabetic Foot Infections: (Part 2) In the last issue of FootNotes, we focused on what I consider to be the essential components in the assessment of patients presenting with diabetic foot infections. Although I concentrated on severe or limb threatening foot infections, the principles remain the same for even mild or moderate infections: always be suspicious, always look for ischemia, and always obtain appropriate laboratory tests and imaging procedures as essential parts of your evaluation. Also important, please recognize…

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The Cost of Diabetes Keeps Rising

January 3, 2012

Cost of Diabetes Will Be $3.35 Trillion by 2020 The United States of Diabetes: New report shows half the country could have diabetes or prediabetes at a cost of $3.35 trillion by 2020.More than 50 percent of Americans could have diabetes or prediabetes by 2020 at a cost of $3.35 trillion over the next decade if current trends continue, according to new analysis by UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Reform & Modernization, but there are also practical solutions for slowing…

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