Archive: Aug 2013

Diabetic Amputation Rates in Canada: Not good news.

August 31, 2013

he Canadian Press – ONLINE EDITION Diabetes wounds led to 2,000 foot amputations in Canada in 2011-12: report By: Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at 3:19 PM | Comments: 0 PRINT  E–MAIL   0   0   35  REPORT ERROR Enlarge Image From right, the microprocessor controlled ankle/foot prosthetic, shock foot vertical loading pylon prosthetic and the flexible keel foot prosthetic, are seen at Orthotic Prosthetic Center in Fairfax, Va., on Feb. 8, 2012. A new report says nearly 2,000 feet…

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Get Off It!!!!!

August 30, 2013

Offloading – It’s What You Take off that Counts!       Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH PRESENT RI Editor Diabetic Limb Salvage Since I’ve been working on offloading projects for the last few months, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss this very important aspect of wound care this month. I know, it’s not glamorous for podiatric surgeons in training, but it is a crucially important component of wound care – before, during, and even after healing diabetic foot ulcers…

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Lower Limb Amputation Rates Falling: Now we need to work on increasing survival rate.

August 30, 2013

Study: Lower limb amputation rate significantly decreases during 10-year period     Facebook Tweet inShare July 8, 2013 The number and severity of lower limb amputations has decreased significantly over the past decade, according to a study recently published inFoot & Ankle International. See Also Researchers investigate muscle change during minimalist … Study Finds Dangerous Bacteria on More Than Half of … Researchers will study stem cells for prevention of amputation … Researchers from the University of Iowa Department of…

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Reversing Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: Blocking the calcium channel floodgates may be the answer.

August 27, 2013

This article originally posted 22 August, 2013 and appeared in  Neuropathy, Issue 691 Discovery Shows the Way to Reverse Diabetic Nerve Pain New information on one of diabetes' most debilitating complications…. Diabetic neuropathy affects approximately 60-70% of people with diabetes. For such a common problem that affects patients with diabetes, little is known about peripheral neuropathy. Patients with diabetes who are suffering from peripheral neuropathy talk of how terrible it is to live with the condition: how a gentle touch can be agonizing and…

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Jaipur Knee: Getting a lot for very little.

August 26, 2013

REHAB Update on the JaipurKnee: A Prosthesis for The Developing World (VIDEO) by GAURAV KRISHNAMURTHY on Aug 26, 2013 • 10:22 am Hundreds of thousands of people each year are rendered immobile from amputations due to wars, disease and natural disasters in developing countries. For these amputees, the cost of a regular prosthetic (typically thousands of dollars) is outrageously expensive. In 2009, we reported the creation of the JaipurKnee, an inexpensive knee joint designed by a group of Stanford students. The JaipurKnee has now been further refined by ReMotion,…

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Then and Now: Medicine from 1950 to Today.

August 23, 2013

Great comparison data from the Aria Cahill at BestNursingMasters.com.   

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