Archive: Feb 2013

Diabetic Foot Flu, Part 2: Excellent case study from Dr Frykberg

February 28, 2013

Case Study: Diabetic Foot Flu, Part 2 – Cases from the High Risk Foot Clinic Last month, we presented the first in a series of Cases from the High Risk Foot Clinic in  which we described that typical Friday afternoon diabetic patient presenting to the Emergency Room; the kind with an indolent neuropathic foot ulcer who had developed flu-like symptoms over the preceding week. I term this illness the "Diabetic Foot Flu".  We have learned from experience that any diabetic patient with neuropathy…

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Deflating Results for HBOT: Is this the last breath for oxygen therapy?

February 25, 2013

Oxygen treatment may not help foot ulcers inShare1 Share this Email Print   Related News Just say don't: Doctors question routine tests and treatments Thu, Feb 21 2013 Repros jumps on FDA go-ahead for testosterone drug study Thu, Feb 21 2013 Gilead hepatitis C drug meets goal of fourth late-stage study Tue, Feb 19 2013 Menus labels may sway those who need them most Fri, Feb 15 2013 More thorough dialysis may reduce deaths Thu, Feb 14 2013   Related…

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Screening not just for our older folks.

February 20, 2013

Routine Screening for DPN in Children Needs to be Mandatory Study calls for clinical guidelines for detecting DPN (diabetic peripheral neuropathy) in young patients…. The researchers reported that 26% of 151 children with Type 1 diabetes, aged 8 to 21 years, had a positive screening test for DPN. This included six (75%) of eight patients at high-risk for DPN — defined as age 13 years or older, diabetes duration of at least 5 years, and a HbA1c level of 10%…

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New Age in Prosthetic Design: They’re all touchy-feely.

February 20, 2013

ntraneural Electrode System Allows for Prostheses That Can Feel by GENE OSTROVSKY on Feb 19, 2013 • 12:24 pm 0 inShare This weekend at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, researchers from the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) presented a new system that may bring a sense of touch to prostheses of the future. Intraneural electrodes were implanted onto the median and ulnar nerves of the arms, providing for much cleaner transmission compared to external skin based…

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The Best Offloading Boot: Its the one you wear.

February 13, 2013

UA Study: Can a Sensor Prevent Diabetic Foot Amputation? By Gabrielle Fimbres , Arizona Health Sciences Center | February 11, 2013 inShare   UA researchers are working with a small business partner to design an innovative technology aimed at boosting diabetic patients' adherence to prescribed footwear.             In the global effort to prevent diabetic foot amputations, one of the most effective tools is a fairly simple, comfortable boot. The boot, called a removable cast walker,…

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“CPR” for the Diabetic Foot: Why aren’t we doing this here???

February 11, 2013

Thanks to our friends at SALSA for this brill piece!   To Prevent Amputations, Scotland teaching "CPR for the Feet", Nationwide   Improving diabetic foot care:  Enjoy the link above from the Scottish Health Minister and our long-time SALSAmigo, Duncan Stang. If you want to look to people who are making a difference in this area, look no further than north of Hadrian's wall in Scotland.      

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