Archive: Jan 2013

KISS: Basic approach to offloading reduces amputations by 50%.

January 29, 2013

Simple Interventions Reduce Amputations by 50%   Orthotic researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, who have been studying diabetic foot complications since 2008, carried out the research, focusing on protecting the footfrom overloading the foot sole in order to minimize the risk of ulcers. For their latest study, the team assessed 114 Swedish diabetic patients at risk of developing such ulcers who had lived with diabetes for an average of 12 years.  Each participant wore one of three different types…

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Dr. Mayer talks about VenoWave: A novel approach to treating inoperable ischemic wounds.

January 29, 2013
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The Real HD Video!

January 29, 2013

First Music Video Created Using Real-Time MRI by WOUTER STOMP on Jan 28, 2013 • 10:19 am 5 inShare We have seen some works of art created using radiographic equipment before, but nothing that comes close to the amazing video below. A musician named Sivu had a music video created by director Adam Powell for his song “Better Man Than He” using only MRI images. It looks like real-time MRI techniques have been used to create the video, capturing movement of the vocal system in…

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Walk This Way: Exoskeleton V 2.0

January 25, 2013

ReWalk Rehabilitation 2.0 Exoskeleton Improved to Get More People Using It by GENE OSTROVSKY on Jan 24, 2013 • 4:42 pm 0 inShare Argo Medical (Marlborough, MA) unveiled a new version of its ReWalk Rehabilitation exoskeleton for people with spinal cord injuries. The device is meant to be used in rehab clinics and the new version is meant to be able to support a greater range of user body sizes, a new sizing mechanism to get folks ready for each session, and a new beginner mode that helps…

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Wound Healing and Bird Migration: The similarities are obvious.

January 25, 2013

Fab research via our comrads at SALSA!   Cells 'flock' to heal wounds: Team analyzes physics of epithelial cell cooperation       Enlarge   A terrific story from Mike Williams and Phys.org A sequence of images shows epithelial cells marching forward from the top and bottom to heal a wound. Credit: Assaf Zaritsky/The Cell Image Library Like flocks of birds, cells coordinate their motions as they race to cover and ultimately heal wounds to the skin. How that happens…

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The Best Offloading Device: It’s the one you wear!

January 23, 2013

  Poor footwear adherence led to high risk for reulceration in diabetes Waaijman R. Diabetes Care. 2013;doi:10.2337/dc12-1330.   January 22, 2013 Despite the prevalence for recurrent foot ulcers in patients with diabetes, adherence has remained a problem. According to researchers in the Netherlands, this adherence is poorer at home, where patients tend to walk most often. See Also Diabetes genetic risk counseling failed to alter prevention … Program decreased hospital admission for heart disease … Radiation to pancreas may increase risk…

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