Archive: Sep 2013

Wound Healing is a SNaP!

September 30, 2013

Spiracur’s SNaP Wound Care System Proving Itself in Trials by GAURAV KRISHNAMURTHY on Sep 30, 2013 • 12:02 pm 0 inShare Positive clinical benefits are continuing to be seen from the SNaP ultraportable negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system developed by Spiracur(Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company). NPWT is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds (such as diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and surgical incisions), that can also be used to optimize healing of first and second degree burns.The continued vacuum…

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Times, they are a changing. Just not in the Canadian medical system.

September 25, 2013

No more lip service   WRITTEN BY DR. BRIAN DAY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 FOR CANADIANHEALTHCARENETWORK.CA Email Print Text size Comment Day Time by Dr. Brian Day While clothes shopping recently at a trendy store with my 16-year-old daughter, I noticed a $400 shirt-like top that appeared to have worn-out areas and holes over the shoulders. It looked like the kind of clothing one would normally throw out. “It’s the modern style,” explained my daughter (of course I was already familiar with similar…

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Osteomyelitis by Frykberg

September 24, 2013

Osteomyelitis: Diagnostic Clues from a Clinician   I've just attended one of the most important meetings of the year, the 72nd annual Scientific Conference of the American Diabetes Association in Philadelphia.  Several thousand physicians from all over the world were present and several hundred were attendees of our Foot Care/ Lower Extremities section sessions.  One of the major topics of our sessions was diabetic foot infection as well as a specific session dealing with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO). Perhaps no…

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The Long Way Back: Time to heal DFU increases as the wound moves from toe to heel.

September 24, 2013

From ours friends at SALSA….   Median time to healing for diabetic foot wounds: 147,188, and 237 days for toe, midfoot and heel ulcers. New data from the Eurodiale study by Pickwell, et al, review healing based on location.     Kristy M. Pickwell, MD 1 (corresponding author) Volkert D. Siersma, PhD2 Marleen Kars, MD, PhD 1 Per E. Holstein, DrMedSc 3  Nicolaas C. Schaper, MD, PhD 1 on behalf of the Eurodiale Consortium  1 Department of Internal Medicine, Subdivision of Endocrinology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, P….

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Mentorship at its Best

September 24, 2013

edical career paths are hardly straight and narrow   WRITTEN BY DR. SARAH GILES ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 FOR CANADIANHEALTHCARENETWORK.CA Email Print Text size Comment Point of Care: Where Life Meets Medicine by Dr. Sarah Giles This summer I finally had the chance to give back to a community that had given so much to me. Ten years ago, as a fairly useless medical student with only two years of school under my belt, I spent three months volunteering with a doctor in…

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Losing Weight should not mean Losing Muscle

September 23, 2013

Preventing Muscle Loss When Dieting Doubling the daily allowance of protein may protect against muscle loss during dieting and exercise related weight loss…. Advertisement The new report goes against the long-held adage that significant muscle loss is unavoidable when losing weight through exercise and diet, finding that people who consume twice the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of protein while adhering to a diet and exercise plan prevents the loss of muscle mass and promotes fat loss. The researchers also found…

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