Archive: Apr 2013

It’s-All-Fun-and-Games-until-Someone-Loses-an-Eye: The medical system a bit like children…they don’t change their behaviour until there are consequences.

April 29, 2013

Hospitals slow to learn from own mistakes     Only a tiny fraction of medical errors are reported By Kazi Stastna, CBC News  Posted: Apr 24, 2013 3:23 PM ET  Last Updated: Apr 25, 2013 9:33 AM ET  Read 52comments52 Forgetting to remove instruments and medical supplies from inside a patient after surgery is one of the more common errors that occurs in hospital. Some studies estimate that surgery accounts for about 40 per cent of all adverse events, the injuries…

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Innovative Device in Innovative Hands: Professor Michael Edmond’s Kings Hos diabetic foot clinic wins 2013 wound care award from JWC.

April 26, 2013

Award for Diabetic Foot Clinic Wound Management Innovation The Diabetic Foot Clinic Team at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, which uses the Silhouette wound assessment product suite for clinical studies and clinical practice development, has won the wound assessment category of the 2013 Journal of Wound Care (JWC) awards. Wound assessment using SilhouetteStar Silhouette supports more accurate and rapid assessment of the patient – a critical part of decision-making – and helps to ensure that the patient…

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Artificially Grown Kidneys: We need the same for arteries. NOW!

April 19, 2013

Lab-grown Kidney Successfully Transplanted into Rats by SHIRI YANIV on Apr 19, 2013 • 1:24 pm 2 inShare Kidney disease is extremely prevalent: it is estimated that 100,000 patients are awaiting kidney transplants in the U.S. alone, while an additional 400,000 require extensive dialysis. If engineering entire kidneys were made possible, it could solve the problem of organ shortage that exists throughout the world. A group from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School made a critical step towards this goal. They have bioengineered an…

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The New Kids on the Block: SGLT2 Inhibitors. (Abbreviations only….their names are impossible to pronounce!)

April 18, 2013

SGLT2 Inhibitors: A New Class of Diabetes Medications Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a new class of diabetic medications indicated only for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. In conjunction with exercise and a healthy diet, they can improve glycemic control. They have been studied alone and with other medications including metformin, sulfonylureas, pioglitazone, and insulin. SGLT2 is a protein in humans that facilitates glucose reabsorption in the kidney. SGLT2 inhibitors block the reabsorption of glucose in the kidney,…

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iLegx: A new way of thinking in the prevention of diabetic limb amputations.

April 8, 2013

                          Members login Password reminder  Remember Login Register | Edit your account | View you account           ilegx home What is ilegx Founders News Our Events Other Events Partners Contact us                       ilegx is a collaboration of like minded health professionals, patients and care workers who share the view that too many legs are amputated and many of…

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Making Compression Therapy Fashionable: Nabee socks are the coolest around!

April 7, 2013

OTC / VASCULAR SURGERY Nabee Socks: Compression Socks with Lovely Designs by GENE OSTROVSKY on Apr 5, 2013 • 3:53 pm 2 inShare Nabee Socks, a company started by Brian Park, a trauma nurse in Washington, D.C., focuses on high quality compression socks with practical but fashion-conscious designs. Mr. Park tells Medgadget that he started Nabee Socks “because many patients were not wearing their compression garments because they thought they looked ugly or were uncomfortable.  I’ve solved both these issues with comfortable compression socks in fun designs.” Link: Nabee Socks ……

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