Archive: Oct 2012

When do we let go? A good question for Doctors and Family.

October 25, 2012

  A great, thought provoking article from The Star, by Robert Cripp.    A wife wants her husband kept alive at all costs Published on Monday October 22, 2012                                 Video: Desmond and Maria: A fight for life Maria Watson has been fighting to keep her husband Desmond alive at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for the past three years.     The cluster of chairs positioned near…

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(Charcot) To Operate or Not to Operate. That is the Question……Dr. R Frykberg

October 25, 2012

    Robert Frykberg,  DPM, MPH  PRESENT Editor,  Diabetic Limb Salvage   The Diabetic Charcot Foot  To Operate or not to Operate? I've just returned from my favorite meeting of the year, that of the Diabetic Foot Study Group of the EASD (European Association for the Study of Diabetes). One of the common themes of this meeting (again) was the Charcot foot. We've discussed this important complication of diabetes several times in the last few years, but I'd like to…

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Osteomyelitis from Frykberg: Part 3

October 24, 2012

  Osteomyelitis: Part 3 Treatment: from a Clinician's Point of View For the last several months, we have been discussing one of the more difficult complications of the diabetic foot, that of chronic osteomyelitis (OM). Once we have diagnosed the bone infection from a clinical and imaging perspective, we need to develop a treatment plan based not only on clinical experience, but also on the best available evidence.  Unfortunately, there is no clear cut path of evidence to follow. Two camps…

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Love handles may be telling us to get a grip on our health.

October 24, 2012

  Love Handles Increase Risk of Death by 50% with Normal BMI Where people store fat may ultimately determine their risk for developing diabetes and heart disease….   A number of people who feel that they are healthy at their current weight typically know that their belly or gut is where they may store the bulk of their fat. Visceral fat surrounds body organs and is much more dangerous than subcutaneous fat, which may hang off our belt buckles or…

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