Archive: Nov 2013

The Nose Knows: Nasal insulin may improve brain function

November 20, 2013

  19/11/2013  Intranasal insulin may improve brain function in diabetics   Type 2 diabetics are particularly at risk for developing dementia and Alzheimer's. With the intranasal administration of insulin, US researchers hope to have found a treatment to improve cognitive function. The results of the pilot study were published in "Diabetes Care".   Fifteen type 2 diabetics and 14 healthy adults (average age 62) took part in a study at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Each person…

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Mind Bending Technology: Orpyx SurroSense Pressure System trains brain to think differently about foot pressure.

November 13, 2013

Orpyx Foot Pressure System for Preventing Injuries from Peripheral Neuropathy by EDITORS on Nov 13, 2013 • 1:43 pm 0 inShare Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a dangerous condition that can lead to unintended injuries when people lose the ability to feel their feet. Last year we spoke with Dr. Breanne Everett, founder of Orpyx Medical Technologies(Calgary, Canada) about the company’s new technology that can detect dangerous pressure levels on the feet, and now the SurroSense Rx System is finally available for purchase in the U.S. The system includes…

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New Product to Heal Wounds: Sounds fishy to me.

November 11, 2013

FDA Approves Kerecis’s Fish Skin Technology to Heal Wounds by GAURAV KRISHNAMURTHY on Nov 11, 2013 • 2:01 pm 1 inShare Kerecis Limited (Reykjavik, Iceland) has received FDA approval for the fish skin-based MariGen Omega3  tissue-regeneration technology approved for use to treat chronic wounds due to diabetes or other circulatory problems. MariGen Omega3 products are decellularized fish skin sheets that have had cells and antigenic materials extracted. These fish skin sheets are similar to human skin, except that they contain Omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that are thought to promote wound healing…

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Better Cancer Treatment could Cut Mortality by One-Third: Maybe we should be looking to cancer protocols as a better way to reduce the mortality in our DFU patients.

November 6, 2013

05/11/2013  Better treatment could cut cancer death rates by one-third   Earlier diagnoses and better treatment for cancer could save the lives of approximately 800,000 people in industrialised countries annually. This is the outcome of the new report "Cancer Care: assuring quality to improve survival" published by the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD) and the EU.   In an announcement published with reference to the report, it was stated that "the member states are not handling the cancer problem as…

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TMI: Tough Mudders Indeed

November 3, 2013

At TMI, we have a group of dedicated, extremely hard working and super smart clinicians who have made a crazy notion of developing a centre of excellence for the treatment of the diabetic foot, a reality. Our success is a product of everyone's hard work and insightful input. We are challenged every day with trying to find new ways to solve the diabetic foot problems that present to us. We are successful most of the time, but we always need…

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