Archive: Mar 2014

Playing Video Games: Add a decade to your life and live that life true to your dreams!

March 18, 2014

Play this game to add 10 years to your life   In this TED video, game designer Jane McGonigal explains how she created a resilience-boosting game that helped save her life. Mar 13, 2014 Flannery Dean 0                       Jane McGonigal at TEDGlobal 2012.     Angry Birds may keep you occupied during your commute but can it boost your resilience to suffering, make you stronger, happier, feel more connected and add…

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The Italian Game: Exciting new research from University of Messina in treating chronic DFU’s

March 15, 2014

Hope for Healing Difficult-to-treat Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers Italian researchers report that polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN), an adenosine receptor A2A agonist, shows some efficacy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers…. The aim of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial which involved two medical centers in Italy was to evaluate the effect of PDRN on chronic ulcer healing in patients with diabetes. Patients with diabetes showing hard-to-heal ulcers (Wagner grade 1 or 2) were randomly assigned to receive placebo (n = 106) or PDRN (n…

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An Interview with “The Monitored Man”: Albert Sun

March 14, 2014

An Interview with "The Monitored Man": Albert Sun.

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More from Frykberg’s High Risk Foot Clinic

March 13, 2014

  A Case From the High Risk Foot Clinic: Part 1 Just when you thought it would heal…       Robert Frykberg DPM, MPH PRESENT RI Editor Diabetic Limb Salvage Just when you think you’ve achieved success, the diabetic foot has a tendency to fool you.  After many years of dealing with thousands of diabetic foot complications, I am always humbled by the challenges managing such disorders present to us.  Even ostensibly straightforward problems can succumb to Murphy’s Law –…

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Treating Osteomyelitis: Lipsky puts things in perspective….prescription still needs adjustment.

March 13, 2014

The Best Way to Treat Osteomyelitis Are antibiotics or conservative surgery better for treating diabetic foot osteomyelitis?… The term "osteomyelitis" was first coined in 1844; until the invention of penicillin, the primary cure for osteomyelitis was amputation. Osteomyelitis is defined as an infection of the bone; 34% of patients who get osteomyelitis have significant peripheral vascular disease. In diabetic populations, a foot infection or foot ulcers may further lead to the spread of the infection to neighboring tissues and bones. Bone…

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Gold Plate with Thousands of Tiny Sensors for Rapid Disease Detection

March 13, 2014

Gold Plate with Thousands of Tiny Sensors for Rapid Disease Detection.

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