Archive: Jun 2013

Managing Big Data: Again, you can’t manage what you can’t measure.

June 28, 2013

Bringing Medical Quality Data into The Hands of Consumers by JULIEN PENDERS on Jun 27, 2013 • 12:17 pm by Julien Penders, Program Manager Body Area Networks, imec/Holst Centre, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Should you blame your parent if you’re overweight or diabetic? Well, it is known that there is a genetic component to it, but there is more to it – your lifestyle. Companies like 23andMe now allow consumers to find out whether their genetic code contains markers that increase their chance of contracting certain…

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Glycemic Control: There’s an App for that! It controls your artificial pancreas from you smart phone.

June 24, 2013

searchers Working to Create Wireless-based Artificial Pancreas for Diabetes by RAVI PARIKH on Jun 24, 2013 • 12:49 pm Nearly 3 million Americans have type 1 diabetes. More than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults are diagnosed each year in the U.S.  A significant concern for those living with this disease is slipping into dangerously low blood sugar levels, particularly in their sleep. One of the “holy grails” of diabetes research is development of an artificial pancreas that can supplement normal insulin-producing function of the organ and…

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Mainlining Oxygen: Breakthrough invention at Boston Children’s Hospital

June 24, 2013

INJECTABLE OXYGEN KEEPS PEOPLE ALIVE WITHOUT BREATHING Scientists have made a breakthrough that could save patient's lives and open up the possibilities for underwater exploration.   Ross Brooks on May 6, 2013.   A team at Boston Children’s Hospital have invented a micro-particle that can be injected into your bloodstream to oxygenate your blood – without any help being required from your lungs. The particles are able to keep a patient alive for up to 30 minutes after respiratory failure – which is normally enough time to…

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First Pain , Second Pain Malfunction: An explanation for deep seated pain in Charcot neuroarthropathy.

June 24, 2013

Pressure pain perception in the diabetic Charcot foot: facts and hypotheses. Authors Chantelau EA, et al. Show all Journal Diabet Foot Ankle. 2013 May 21;4. doi: 10.3402/dfa.v4i0.20981. Print 2013. Affiliation Diabetic Foot Clinic, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany. Abstract BACKGROUND: Reduced traumatic and posttraumatic (nociceptive) pain is a key feature of diabetic neuropathy. Underlying condition is a gradual degeneration of endings of pain nerves (A-delta fibers and C-fibers), which operate as receivers of noxious stimuli (nociceptors)….

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Entering the Age of Decay: Non-communicable diseases now kill more than infection.

June 24, 2013

Non-communicable diseases reach epidemic levels Jo Carlowe Tuesday, 12 February 2013     Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remain the largest global health threat to the future of human wellbeing. NCDs—including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are now reaching epidemic levels in the developing world. According to recent estimates, a staggering 34.5 million people died from NCDs in 2010, 65% of the 52.8 million deaths worldwide that year. By 2030, NCDs are expected to claim more than…

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Hard Work Paying off in Diabetic Battle: Mortality Risk on the decline in Canada

June 21, 2013

Type 2 diabetes mortality risk declining Better care of patients credited with improved outcomes CBC News  Posted: Jun 20, 2013 6:11 PM ET  Last Updated: Jun 20, 2013 6:52 PM ET  Read 11comments11     Facebook   22     Twitter   9     Share   31     Email   Related Stories Diabetes, a growing global health problem External Links Diabetes in Canada Mortality trends in patients with and without diabetes, Diabetologia (Note:CBC does not endorse and is…

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